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Carmelite monastery- Bond ranch - Santa Clara, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 20.860 W 121° 57.121
10S E 592820 N 4133956
Quick Description: A plaque by the monastery in Santa Clara, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2011 5:12:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMANNF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 2

Long Description:
Carmelite monastery- Bond ranch

Judge Hiram Graham Bond owned the ranch 1895-1908. Purchased by US Sen. James D Phelan in 1913. As a permanent monastery for the community of cloistered discalced Carmelite nuns. In memory of Mrs. Francis J Sullivan Phelan's sister. National shrine of the immaculate conception, Washington DC. plans for the Chapel won first prize at 1925 Paris international exposition. It is considered the most perfect example of Spanish Renaissance. The ecclesiastical architecture in the New World. The residence of the carriage house and Redwood water tower were built prior to 1860. Jack London, a frequent visitor, used the ranch as a starting locale for his famous novel "The Call Of The Wild" and Marshall Bond's dog for the hero of the book.
Group that erected the marker: City of Santa Clara

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
1000 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA USA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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