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Father Junipero Serra Statue, Brand Park
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Hankey, Roy
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1966
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Founded by Father Fermin Lasuen on September 8, 1797 in Mission Hills, Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana (originally La Mision del Senor Fernando, Rey de Espana) is located on the former settlement of Encino Rancho. It was the seventeenth mission built in Alto California an in a quadrangle, similar to other missions, with the church taking up one corner. Most noted for its 21 Roman arches, the Convento Building is the largest two-story adobe structure in California. It is California Historic Landmark #157 while the entire Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana is Building #71001076 in the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary continues to serve as a parish church. The Father Serra statue was removed from public display in 2020.
A woman reads the plaque mounted on the base of a statue representing Father Junipero Serra with a Native American boy in Brand Park, Mission Hills. A glimpse of the mission's Convento Building, or living quarters, is seen across San Fernando Mission Blvd., part of El Camino Real.
1 slide : color ; 5x5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Roy Hankey Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Serra, Junipero,--Saint,--1713-1784--Statues
Indians of North America--California--Art
San Fernando, Rey de Espan~a (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.)
Adobe buildings
Architecture, Spanish colonial
Lost works of art
Missions, Spanish--California
Brand Park (Mission Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mission Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
California Historical Landmarks
San Fernando Mission Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
El Camino Real (Calif.)
Time Period
Hankey, Roy.

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