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California Historical Landmark 772
Saint Mary's College Site
College and Crescent Streets


Site of Saint Mary's College

In August 1863, Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany, OP, opened St. Mary's College here with a faculty of two diocesan priests, four laymen, and two student teachers. In August 1868, at the invitation of the archbishop, Brother Justin McMahon and seven Christian Brothers took charge of St. Mary's.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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