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Saint Mary's College of California

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Saint Mary's College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California. It is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and administered by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

History

St. Mary's College began in 1863 as a diocesan college established by Archbishop Joseph Alemany in San Francisco, California. Unhappy with the archdiocese's operation of the college, Archbishop Alemany applied for assistance from Rome and St. Mary's College was handed over to the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1868.

In 1889, the college moved east across San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California. The location on the corner of 30th and Broadway became affectionately known as "The Brickpile" and Saint Mary's College would call Oakland home until 1928, when it moved further eastward to Moraga.

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