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Workmen begin job of restoring San Fernando Mission Convento Building
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Founded by father Fermi´n Lasue´n on September 8, 1797 in Mission Hills, Mission San Fernando Rey de Espan~a (originally La Misio~n del Sen~or Fernando, Rey de Espan~a) is located on the former settlement of Encino Rancho. It was the seventeenth mission built in Alto California. It was built in a quadrangle, similar to other missions, in which the church makes up one corner. The Convento stands apart from the quadrangle; it took 13 years to construct and was completed in 1822. Most noted for its 21 Roman arches, it is the largest two-story adobe structure in California. Now, the second floor is used for storage. The Convento Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 - Building #88002147. And in 1999, the entire Mission San Fernando Rey de Espan~a was added to the National Register of Historic Places as well - Building #71001076. It has also been dedicated as California Historic Landmark #157. It continues to serve as a parish church.
Photograph caption dated October 4, 1963 reads, "The 141-year-old structure was built with strips of rawhide binding beams together."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
San Fernando, Rey de Espan~a (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.)
Missions, Spanish--California--Los Angeles
Catholic churches--California--Mission Hills (Los Angeles)
Adobe churches--California--Mission Hills (Los Angeles)
Church buildings--California--Mission Hills (Los Angeles)
Arcades (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Roofing, Tile
Construction workers--California--Los Angeles
Bells--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
California Historical Landmarks
Mission Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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