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Raskob Learning Institute and Day School

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New Beginnings: Campus Construction

The 60-acre property nestled in the Oakland hills was purchased by the Sisters with the money earned by the sale of the Lake Merritt campus to Henry Kaiser. The mid-century modern campus buildings, designed by Bay Area architect Milton T. … Continue reading

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Unicef — Off to help the world’s children

College of the Holy Names Unicef collection, a photo by Holy Names University on Flickr. College of the Holy Names Unicef collection.

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Out With the Old, In With the New

In 1957 the entire college moved from Lake Merritt to the new campus on Mountain Boulevard. The old property was sold to Henry Kaiser, its buildings demolished to make way for the Kaiser Building. Above, some alumni and SNJM Sisters … Continue reading

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College of the Holy Names musical group

College of the Holy Names music group pose in festive formal gowns, with trumpet and violin.

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Merry Christmas from Holy Names University

College of the Holy Names students and a Sister look on as a priest blesses a tree they are planting (we think! — let us know if you know more about this photo in the comments).

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Holy Names College coeds

In 1971, the College name changed to Holy Names College and became totally co-educational.

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Milton T. Pflueger, College of the Holy Names architect

You might not recognize the name, but if you live in the Bay Area, you are likely familiar with the work of College of the Holy Names architect Milton T. Pflueger. Younger brother of colorful architect Timothy Pflueger, Milton Pflueger’s … Continue reading

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Commencement

College of the Holy Names graduates pose on stairs of the school at the Lake Merritt campus.

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2036 Webster Street, Oakland

The Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was built at 2036 Webster Street, where the Kaiser Building is currently located, in 1868. This lithographic reproduction of a marvelous etching by M. J. Phelan, an artist born in Ireland … Continue reading

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