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Photo, Print, Drawing Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA

[ Data Pages from Survey HALS CA-73  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA

Names

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
  • Santa Clara University
  • Bucareli, Antonio
  • Bautista de Anza , Juan
  • Font, Pedro
  • de la Pena
  • Murguia, Jose
  • Serra, Junipero
  • Villiger, Burchard, S.J.
  • Kenna, Robert, S.J.
  • Stevens, Christopher M, transmitter
  • Garrett, Cathy, historian

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 2000

Headings

  • -  mission churches
  • -  missions
  • -  missionaries
  • -  colleges
  • -  Catholic churches
  • -  Catholicism
  • -  garden walls
  • -  gardens
  • -  rose gardens
  • -  adobe buildings
  • -  lawns
  • -  California--Santa Clara County--Santa Clara

Latitude / Longitude

  • 37.349369,-121.941197

Notes

  • -  See also HABS CA-1133 for additional documentation.
  • -  2012 HALS Challenge Entry. Theme: Documenting the American Latino Landscape
  • -  Significance: The chain of 21 missions built in Alta California between 1769 and 1823 represents some of California’s earliest European habitations. Mission construction began while California was controlled by Spain, to come under the control of Mexico in 1821 and ultimately, in 1846, to become part of the United States. As part of the Spanish frontier, each settlement usually had three components; a pueblo or civil settlement, a presidio which provided military protection, and a mission which was responsible for spreading the catholic faith and the well-being of the native population. Since its funding on January 12, 1777, Mission Santa Clara de Asis has had three sites within the Santa Clara Valley. Floods and earthquake lead to successive relocations. Founded as the second in the pair with Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores) in San Francisco, Mission Santa Clara, is named for the childhood friend of San Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare of Assisi. It is the eighth mission in Alta California and the only California mission to honor a woman. Now on the campus of Santa Clara University, this is the only college in the state to be the successor of a Spanish-era mission. The overall site layout of the church with plaza, quadrangle to the south, enclosed church yard to the north (first as cemetery, later as rose garden,) and major tree plantings is intact and significant. The remnant adobe wall and Adobe Lodge are original fabric dating to the early mission period. The church was built or had significant remodels six times. The extant church dates to 1928 and is loosely based on the 1825 mission church design.
  • -  Survey number: HALS CA-73
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1777 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1825 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1928 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1779 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1781 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1818 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1867 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1822 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1851 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: ca. 1981 Subsequent Work

Medium

  • Data Page(s): 12

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HALS CA-73

Source Collection

  • Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • ca3927

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Santa Clara University, Antonio Bucareli, Juan Bautista De Anza, Pedro Font, De La Pena, Jose Murguia, et al. Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA. California Santa Clara Santa Clara County, 2000. translateds by Stevens, Christopher Mmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca3927/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Santa Clara University, Bucareli, A., Bautista De Anza, J., Font, P., De La Pena [...] Garrett, C. (2000) Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA. California Santa Clara Santa Clara County, 2000. Stevens, C. M., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca3927/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al. Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA. trans by Stevens, Christopher Mmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca3927/>.