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Santa Clara Mission Church & Gardens

  • City Manager
  • Art & Statues
  • Service Address500 El Camino Real
  • Granite Obelisk
  • Sacred Heart Statue
  • Nobili Hall Facade
  • St. Ignacious Statue
  • Statue of St. Joseph
  • St. Joseph's Hall Stained Glass
  • St. Joseph's Hall Stained Glass
  • Mission Facade Statues
  • St. Francis
  • The Sanctuary
  • The Sanctuary
  • Guadalupe Chapel

The Santa Clara University is the home to the Mission Santa Clara de Asis and works of art including many statues and paintings.  They include:

  • Granite obelisk marking the launching site of aviation pioneer and physics professor John J. Montgomery's controlled flight In 1905 in a heavier-than-air glider. Artist unknown 
  • Statue of St Joseph, in its stone niche, was presented to the University by the Class of 19118. Artist unknown. 
  • Sacred Heart Statue, erected in 1884, bears two inscriptions; Matthew XI: Venita Ad Me (Come to Me) and Discite A Me (Learn of Me). Artist unknown. 
  • Statues on Mission facade were hand carved in pear wood in 1931 in Oberammergau, Germany. Artist unknown.
  • Other works of art may also be seen on the campus. Nobili Hall-Jesuit Residence (facade),St. Joseph's Hall (stained glass windows), Mission Church (paintings and statues).

More information can be found on the Santa Clara University website and the section focused on the Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

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