College of Notre Dame - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 20.066 W 121° 53.676
10S E 597923 N 4132546
Quick Description: A plaque about the College of Notre Dame.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 9:45:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMJEEW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The sisters of Notre Dame de Namur founded their college on this site in 1851. The facility began modestly but eventually expanded to occupy the entire north side of Santa Clara Street from Almaden Avenue to Santa Teresa Street. A boarding school for young ladies, the College of Notre Dame was known for its high academic standards. In 1868 it became California’s first chartered women’s college. Encroaching commercial development began in the 1920’s, to threaten the college’s bucolic isolation; the campus was removed to Belmont in 1923.
Group that erected the marker: San Jose

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
225 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA USA

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

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