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Title
San Fernando Rey de Espan~a Mission chapel
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1936
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Partial view of the original chapel of San Fernando Rey de Espan~a Mission with an old workshop in the foreground. 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. 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. It was dedicated as California Historic Landmark #157. And in 1999, it was also added to the National Register of Historic Places - Building #71001076. It continues to serve as a parish church. Photo dated: June 1936.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00066131
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 83 4x5
CARL0000070971
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/2078
Subject
San Fernando, Rey de Espan~a (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.)
Workshops--California--Los Angeles
Missions, Spanish--California--Los Angeles
Chapels--California--Los Angeles
Mission Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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