Mission Santa Clara, California

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

The mission is on the grounds of the University of Santa Clara but otherwise poorly marked. It was repeatedly wrecked by earthquakes and then a fire. The present church is a reconstruction.
Left and below: views of the interior
Left: looking back toward the choir loft.
Left: the Spanish style in crucifixes was graphic realism.
The adobe wall and the building to its right are the only surviving original structures.
Left: the campus

Below: the mission from the campus

That laid back California lifestyle.

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Created 15 January 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020