Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

College of Notre Dame

 
 
College of Notre Dame Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. College of Notre Dame Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by San Jose History Walk. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 37° 20.07′ N, 121° 53.674′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of West Santa Clara Street and Notre Dame Avenue on West Santa Clara Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel De Anza (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers Union Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); International Business Machines : RAMAC (about 600
College of Notre Dame Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. College of Notre Dame Marker
feet away); Luis María Peralta Adobe (about 700 feet away); Electric Light Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Juan Bautista de Anza Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Fallon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juzgado (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
Diagram of the San Jose History Walk image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Diagram of the San Jose History Walk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement