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

Site of Presentation High School and Convent

A City of Berkeley Landmark

 
 
Site of Presentation High School and Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 21, 2019
1. Site of Presentation High School and Convent Marker
Inscription.  From 1877 to 1988 the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary operated Berkeley's first convent and parochial school on this block. The land was donated by Berkeley pioneer James McGee. The grounds included a garden and grotto associated with the original convent building.
 
Erected 1993.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen.
 
Location. 37° 52.147′ N, 122° 16.759′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on California Street south of Addison Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fox Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); City Hall Annex (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley City Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin (approx. 0.3 miles
Site of Presentation High School and Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 21, 2019
2. Site of Presentation High School and Convent Marker
The marker is visible here behind and between the two pillars, on a low retaining wall.
away); Historic McGee-Spaulding District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Railway Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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