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Fremont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission San José

 
 
Mission San José Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. Mission San José Marker
Inscription. At the Ohlone Indian village of Oroysom, Padre Fermín Francisco de Lasuén founded this fourteenth of twenty-one Franciscan missions June 11, 1797. Taught by Padre Narciso Durán, the Ohlone Orchestra and Choir became famous. By 1830 almost 2,000 Indians were living at the mission. The mission was secularized in 1836 and its lands divided into ranchos. During the Gold Rush, a store in the west wing outfitted miners. The 1868 earthquake destroyed the adobe church and most other mission buildings. The church was rebuilt in 1985.
 
Erected 2003 by state Department of Parks and Recreation and the Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 334.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 32.036′ N, 121° 55.203′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Mission Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north wall that separates the Church entrance area and the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43300 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA 94539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Mission San José Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. Mission San José Marker
This wall surrounds the Mission Cemetery and the steps leading to the church are to the right of this wall.
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ehrman General Store (about 500 feet away); Leland Stanford Winery (approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sunol Water Temple (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
Regarding Mission San José. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 334 on August 8, 1939.
 
Also see . . .  Mission San José. Mission San José was founded on June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen on a site which was part of a natural byway of the Livermore Valley to the San Joaquin Valley. It is the fourteenth of the 21 Spanish Missions in Alta California. (Submitted on January 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Interior of the San Jose Mission image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 6, 2006
3. Interior of the San Jose Mission
Interior the San Jose Mission image. Click for full size.
By Mary Thurman, June 6, 2006
4. Interior the San Jose Mission
Mission San José (Now the St. Joseph Catholic Church) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
5. Mission San José (Now the St. Joseph Catholic Church)
South Side of Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
6. South Side of Church
View from the interior garden.
North Side of Church and the Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
7. North Side of Church and the Bell Tower
View from the Mission Cemetery
Mission Garden and Patio image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2010
8. Mission Garden and Patio
Garden Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
9. Garden Dedication Plaque
This fountain, patio and garden are dedicated to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the marriage of Patricia Anne Donovan and Philip Morgan Jelley, which was celebrated in this Mission Church on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 1988.
And in thanksgiving for the Abel, Donovan, Morgan, and Jelley families whi in fulfillment of their spiritual and cultural heritage have made enduring contributions to their church and community.
Mission San José Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
10. Mission San José Bell Tower
View from the Mission Cemetery
An Entrance Door to the Mission Out Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
11. An Entrance Door to the Mission Out Building
This building now houses the Museum and Gift Shop.
Mission Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 11, 2010
12. Mission Cemetery
Gravesite of Robert Livermore image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
13. Gravesite of Robert Livermore
Several prominent settlers and Rancho owners are buried in this cemetery. One being Robert Livermore for whom the town of Livermore was named.
Click for more information.
St. Joseph's Church - Mission San Jose image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
14. St. Joseph's Church - Mission San Jose
Since 1797
California Registered Historical Landmark Directional Sign at the Street image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
15. California Registered Historical Landmark Directional Sign at the Street
Mission San José de Guadalupe, California 1797 image. Click for full size.
By Pacific Novelty Company, San Francisco
16. Mission San José de Guadalupe, California 1797
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 6,168 times since then and 135 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on January 11, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   16. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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