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St. Vincent's School and Home for Boys, San Rafael, California, 1905 [photograph]
Date Created and/or Issued
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Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
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Marin County Free Library
Schools - Private Schools of San Rafael
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Timothy Murphy, one of Marin County's original land grantees, left a portion of his land to Archbishop Alemany to be used as a school. The property was developed into St. Vincent's School. The school, originally operated by the Sisters of Charity as a girl's seminary, did not flourish because of its isolated location and lack of pupils. Late in 1855, Father Maurice and fourteen boys from the Market Street Orphanage in San Francisco took up residence at St. Vincent's. By the end of that year, there were 28 orphans and a free school for 40 pupils at St. Vincent's, seen here in 1905. The school, church and surrounding buildings were rebuilt in 1924 and are still in operation today in San Rafael, California.
1 photographic print, b&w ; 15 x 25 cm.
Private schools--California--Marin County
St. Vincent's Home for Boys (San Rafael, Calif.)
St. Vincent's School for Boys (San Rafael, Calif.)
Silveira Ranch (San Rafael, Calif.)
Murphy, Timothy
Alemany, Joseph Sadoc, 1814-1888
Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.)
Maurice, Reverand Robert A. R
Marin County (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)

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