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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

 
 
St. Joseph’s Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
1. St. Joseph’s Cathedral Marker
Inscription. St. Joseph’s was the first church of the Pueblo de San José. The original adobe structure was built on the present site in 1803. It was replaced by a second adobe in 1845, which in turn was replaced by a wooden building in 1869. After this structure was destroyed by fire in 1875, the present building was begun. Designed by architect Bryan J. Clinch, this grand edifice continues to house San José’s oldest seat of Christian worship.
 
Erected by City of San Jose.
 
Location. 37° 20.031′ N, 121° 53.445′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Click for map. Marker is mounted on a pole on the sidewalk at the front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 South Market Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Juzgado (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station (about 400 feet away); Site of Worlds First Broadcasting Station / World’s First Broadcasting Station (about 400 feet away); The Freedom Tree
St. Joseph’s Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
2. St. Joseph’s Cathedral Marker
(about 400 feet away); Plaza de Cesar E. Chavez (about 400 feet away); First State Capitol Building (about 500 feet away); First State Capital (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of St. Joseph’s. A short history of the first parish in California. (Submitted on April 29, 2010.) 

2. Downtown San Jose History Walk. The Cathedral (Site #5) is featured on the Downtown San Jose History Walk along with 30 additional sites. (Submitted on April 29, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
St. Joseph’s Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
3. St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Plaque Mounted on the Wall in the Vestibule at the Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
4. Plaque Mounted on the Wall in the Vestibule at the Entrance
The Most Rev. Joseph A. Alemany,O.P. First Archbishop of San Francisco dedicated Saint Joseph Church fourth on this site on land donated by Antonio Sunol for the first permanent Catholic Parish in California founded in 1803.
Rev. Nicholas Congiato. S.J., Pastor
22 April 1877
A Second Plaque Mounted on the Wall in the Vestibule at the Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
5. A Second Plaque Mounted on the Wall in the Vestibule at the Entrance
The Most Rev. R. Pierre DuMaine
First Bishop of San Jose dedicated this church restored and renovated as the new Cathedral of the Diocese of San Jose

Rev. P. Jeremiah Helfrich S.J., Rector
4 November 1990
Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
6. Bell Tower
Rear View of Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
7. Rear View of Cathedral
Cathedral Domes image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
8. Cathedral Domes
Detail Above the Entrance Doors image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 25, 2010
9. Detail Above the Entrance Doors
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 640 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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