Carmelite Monastery - Bond Ranch

Carmelite Monastery - Bond Ranch (HMZQY)

Location: Santa Clara, CA 95050 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.87', W 121° 57.128'

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Point of Historical Interest No. 2

Judge Hiram Graham Bond owned the ranch 1895-1909.
Purchased by U.S. Senator James d. Phelan in 1913.
The monastery chapel and residence buildings wereconstructed in 1917 as a permanent monastery for the community of Cloistered Discalced Carmelite nuns. In memory of Mrs. Francis J. Sullivan, Phelan's sister. Monastery buildings designed by Maginnis & Walsh, who designed the national Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Plans for the chapel won first place at the 1925 Paris International Exposition. It is considered the most perfect example of Spanish Renaissance Ecclesiastical architecture in the New World. The residence of the nuns is known as the Monastery of the Infant Jesus. The converted carriage house and redwood water tower were built prior to 1860.

Jack London, a frequent visitor, used the ranch as the starting locale for his famous novel "Call of the Wild" and Marshall Bond's dog for the hero of the book.
Marker Number2
Year Placed1970
Placed BySanta Clara Historical and Landmark Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 592810 N 4133974
Decimal Degrees37.34783333, -121.95213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.87', W 121° 57.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 52.20" N, 121° 57' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)408, 619, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1098 Lincoln St, Santa Clara CA 95050, US
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