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Dominican Convent, San Rafael, California, circa 1908 [postcard]
Weidner, Chas
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1908
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
General Collection
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The Convent, dedicated on July 21, 1889 in San Rafael, California, was originally the home for nine Dominican Sisters, four postulants and one novice. The same building soon housed a girls grade school plus three years of high school. In addition to teaching the girls, the Sisters also taught children at the nearby St. Raphael's School at Fifth and A Streets. The college was soon increased to a four-year institution and the first class of Dominican College graduated in 1922. The elementary school and the high school moved to San Domenico in San Anselmo in 1965. In 1971, the College became coed, and in April 2000 Dominican changed its name to Dominican University. The Convent pictured here burned in 1990, and the Sisters elected to replace the remains with a new, more modern building.
1 postcard, color ; 9 x 14 cm.
Dominican sisters
Dominican College of San Rafael
Dominican University of California
San Rafael (Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)

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