Thursday, March 14, 2013

California Historical Landmark #855

Originally the Sacred Heart Convent and Holy Angels Orphanage and Mount St. Mary’s Convent and Orphan Asylum, this is the only existing original orphanage in California.

Mount Saint Mary's Convent and Academy
California State Historical Landmark #855

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This plaque is located on South Church Street between Chapel and Dalton Streets, Grass Valley, California. There are 20 other California State Historical Landmarks in Nevada County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 12.850 W 121° 04.060.

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California Historical Landmark #855

Built by Reverend Thomas J. Dalton, the Sacred Heart Convent and Holy Angels Orphanage was dedicated May 2, 1865 by Bishop Eugene O'Connell. Under the Sisters of Mercy, it served from 1866 to 1932 as the first orphanage of the Northern Mines. It functioned as an academy from 1868 to 1965 and as a convent from 1866 to 1968.

California Historical Landmark #855

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