Photograph of an exterior view of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San Jose, California, ca.1900. The large building appears to be a church with several towers, including one at center, with arched windows and a cross displayed on top. A large dome-like roof can be seen in the back with another cross presented on top. Large, double-doorways can be seen on the left beyond thick columns underneath printed words on the roof above. Palm trees stand on either side of the entrance behind the short, black fence that surrounds the yard. Several people stand outside the entrance while others stand on the right on the surrounding ground that appears to be smooth, white marble flooring.