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Title
Maryknoll Residence
Creator
Gordon, John C. (photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
Undated
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
John C. Gordon Photographic Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows the exterior of the Maryknoll Residence in Los Altos, California.
Maryknoll is part of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, based in New York. This Maryknoll Residence is located at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive in Los Altos, California. "Purchased from the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1926, Maryknoll Residence was built to house students at St. Joseph's College, which for nearly five decades prepared men for missionary assignments around the world. The seminary provided four years of high school and four years of college education. In the late 1970s, the residence was converted into a retirement home and today is home to 28 retired [missionary] priests and brothers." The upturned eaves of the tower reflect a Chinese influence; this was inspired by the very first Maryknoll mission, which sent four men to China in 1918. From "Los Altos Town Crier - Maryknoll celebrates a century of Catholic service" http://www.losaltosonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36070&Itemid=192 (accessed 9/20/11).
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
8 x 10 in.
Extent
8 x 10 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/gordon/id/2203
Subject
Theological seminaries
Dormitories
Missionaries
Place
Los Altos
California
Source
John C. Gordon Photograph Collection
Relation
Series I, Box 2, Folder: Churches - Monastery Los Altos

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