Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mount Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy
Erected 1972 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Mount Saint Mary’s Historic Preservation Committee and the Sisters of Mercy, October 28, 1972. (Marker Number 855.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1865.
Location. 39° 12.854′ N, 121° 4.056′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on South Church Street when traveling south. Marker is located next to the entrance gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within St. Patrick’s Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovery of Gold at Gold Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Empire House (approx. ¼ mile away); Grass Valley Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Woman's Christian Temperance Union (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madison Lodge No. 23 F. & A.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Regarding Mount Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy. Site is on South Church Street between Chapel and Dalton Streets.
This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.855
Also see . . . Wikipedia Account of Saint Mary’s Convent and Academy. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
1. Grass Valley Museum
Location: Old Mt. St. Mary's Academy, corner of Church and Chapel Streets, Grass Valley. Hours: Year round 10 am - 3 pm Tuesday through Friday, Weekends June through October only, Noon to 3 pm.
Built in 1865 as a convent for the Sisters of Mercy, this restored school and orphanage offers a glimpse of some of the past uses of
— Submitted October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,058 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 8. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 9, 10. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.