In 1868, a massive earthquake destroyed the Mission church, and a portion of the padres' living quarters. In 1973, a group of concerned citizens launched the Committee for the Restoration of the Mission San Jose, a non-profit, non-sectarian corporation dedicated to research, financing and restoration of the Old Mission San Jose in three phases.
Phase I, the reconstruction of the adobe church, was completed in 1985 in a joint effort with the Diocese of Oakland.
Phase II was the seismic retrofitting of the museum building, which was the first permanent rectory at the Mission.
Phase III will be the reconstruction of the missing rooms between the Mission church and the present museum.
For more information about this project, please contact the Committee at 510-657-1797, x103.