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

Santa Clara Mission

Third Site 1781 – 1818

 

—Point of Historical Interest —

 
Santa Clara Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
1. Santa Clara Mission Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1777, the Santa Clara Mission was moved here after flooding of the first two churches. Construction was begun in 1781 under Jose Murguia and the Mission was dedicated by Junipero Serra in 1784.

The adobe structure was damaged by an earthquake in 1818 and a fourth church was built where the current Mission now stands.

The Women’s Club Adobe at 3260 The Alameda is a remnant of the third Mission Complex.
1981
Placed by order of the Santa Clara City Council
By the Historical and Landmarks Commission
James Barcells, Chairman ∙ Richard Barcells ∙ Dorothy Burton ∙ Dominic Condensa ∙ Dora Cuadra ∙ Ethel Lewis ∙ Dorothy Miller

 
Erected 1981 by Santa Clara City Council, Historical and Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 37° 21.123′ N, 121° 56.264′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on El Camino Real near Palm Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Palm Drive entrance to the University of Santa Clara. Marker is at or near this postal address: 262 El Camino Real, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Santa Clara Mission Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
2. Santa Clara Mission Markers
This marker is in the center. The President and Trustees of Santa Clara University dedication plaque is located on the left and the Mission Cross Relocation Committee dedication plaque is on the right.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Clara Depot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Santa Clara Depot (about 600 feet away); Santa Clara Tower (about 600 feet away); The Santa Clara Interlocking Control Tower (about 600 feet away); Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission Santa Clara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Senator Franck House Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick C. Franck, Jr., Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Information on the First, Second and Current Site, and the Santa Clara Women's Club Adobe.
 
Also see . . .  History of Mission Santa Clara de Asis. (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
The President and Trustees of Santa Clara University Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
3. The President and Trustees of Santa Clara University Dedication Plaque

The President and Trustees
of
Santa Clara University
Dedicate this archeological park on the of the third Mission Santa Clara 1781 – 1818 to the citizens and organizations who contributed to its creation. The park honors the memory of Father Jose’ Murgui’a and the many dwellers who lived around the Mission. The University will maintain this site in tribute to the founding of the Mission and Santa Clara College.

Dedicated this Ninth Day of March, 1991

Edward Panelli, Chairman - Board of Trustees
Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., President – Santa Clara University
Mission Cross Relocation Committee Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
4. Mission Cross Relocation Committee Dedication Plaque
In appreciation to the many individuals, businesses and service organizations who contributed time, energy and funds toward preserving the historical heritage of Santa Clara

Followed by the list of major donors.
Santa Clara Mission Markers and Mission Cross image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
5. Santa Clara Mission Markers and Mission Cross
Mission Cross Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
6. Mission Cross Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,583 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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