#772:  Original Site of St. Mary's College

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Intersection of Mission and College Sts, San Francisco





State Plaque



From the plaque:

In August 1863, Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany, O.P. opened St. Mary's College at this location 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. The Christian brothers have manifested the principle characterized by the best educational institutions, excellence.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with St. Mary's College, its alumni, and the California Historical Society, September 29, 1962.

©2009 David Schmitt