Jane Stanford

Jane Stanford

Jane Lathrop Stanford (August 25, 1828 - February 28, 1905) was the co-founder of Stanford University together with her husband, Leland Stanford. They founded the university in 1891 as a memorial to their only child, Leland Stanford Jr. After her husband's death in 1893, she funded and operated the university almost single-handedly until her death in 1905.

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Stanford Memorial Church - History - Early History
... Stanford Memorial Church is located at the end of the mile-long axis of Stanford University, visible from a distance the main vista begins at the main entrance, continues to Palm Drive, traverses "the Oval" (a ... The church was commissioned by Jane Stanford (1828–1905) as a memorial to her husband, Leland Stanford (1824–93) ... The Stanfords had intended that a church should become "the centerpiece of the university complex" ...
Stanford Memorial Church - Architecture
... Stanford Memorial Church was built during the American Renaissance period, a time of architectural eclecticism, so elements of styles from different eras are synthesized in its design ... The architectural style of Stanford Memorial Church has been referred to as "a stunning example of late Victorian ecclesiastical art and architecture with echoes of Pre-Raphaelitism" ... As it stands today, having been altered after earthquake damage, Stanford Memorial Church has the plan and structure of a large Romanesque church while the extensive use of mosaic and the ...
Stanford Memorial Church - Architecture - Interior
... Jane Stanford has been described as having a "Victorian aversion to blank space" and so created a church that is "a dimly lit cavern of glowing mosaic surfaces.. ... Jane Stanford intended the dome's decoration of to be of mosaic tiles showing a variety of symbols, but the church's builders thought it would make the dome too heavy, so the decorations were ... Erp and was dedicated to the memory of Jane Stanford in 1948 ...
Jane Stanford - Death
... In 1905, Jane Stanford was at the center of one of America's legendary murder mysteries ... On January 14, 1905 Stanford consumed mineral water at her mansion in San Francisco which tasted bitter ... Shortly thereafter Stanford decided to sail to Hawaii, partly to rest and recuperate from a cold ...

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