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Title
Original chapel, San Fernando Rey de Espan~a Mission
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Mission San Fernando Rey de Espan~a (originally La Misio´n del Sen~or Fernando, Rey de Espan~a) was founded by father Fermi´n Lasue´n on September 8, 1797, on the settlement located on the former Encino Rancho, in Mission Hills. 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. An adobe chapel, which was built and blessed in December 1806, was damaged by the destructive earthquake of 1812 and a new church was completed in 1818. In 1845, Governor Pi´o Pico declared the Mission buildings for sale and in 1846, made Mission San Fernando Rey de Espan~a his headquarters. San Fernando's church became a working church again in 1923. In 1971, a large earthquake damaged the church again and it had to be completely rebuilt. The repairs were completed in 1974. In 1988, the Convento Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places - Building #88002147. In 1999, the entire Mission San Fernando Rey de Espan~a was added to the National Register of Historic Places - Building #71001076. It has also been dedicated as California Historic Landmark #157. It continues to serve as a parish church.
Two unidentified women dressed in traditional ethnic attire stand on a dirt road next to an old, crumbling adobe wall lined with large cactus plants. A partial view of the original chapel of San Fernando Rey de Espan~a can be seen in the background. The chapel and tile roof appear to be intact.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 23 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081882
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Missions-San Fernando Rey de Espan~a.
CARL0000081338
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112333
Subject
San Fernando, Rey de Espan~a (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.)
Missions, Spanish--California--Los Angeles
Adobe churches--California--Los Angeles
Chapels--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Mission Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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