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dc.coverage.spatial Site: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States en_US
dc.coverage.temporal begun 1778 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Aguilár, Isídro en_US 1778 en_US 2016-07-18T17:00:06Z 2016-07-18T17:00:06Z 1778 en_US
dc.identifier 266271 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3205 en_US
dc.description Sacristy, only original remnant of the destroyed (1812) stone church; originally in a Greco-Roman style; A Spanish mission in colonial Las Californias. Its ruins are located in present-day San Juan Capistrano, Orange County. It contains the oldest building in California still in use, a 35 m long chapel (Serra Chapel) built in 1782 (enlarged 1922). It is the only extant structure where it has been documented that the padre Junipero Serra celebrated mass. Work was begun on "The Great Stone Church" (the only chapel building in Alta California not constructed out of adobe; it was sandstone) on February 2, 1797. The builder was maestro albañil (master stonemason) Isídro Aguilár of Culiacán. This was destroyed in an earthquake in 1812; part of the sacristy still stands. The Mission complex contained a hospital, living quarters, kitchens (pozolera), workshops, storerooms and soldiers' barracks (cuartels). It suffered a long period of decay beginning in 1827. The first conservation efforts began in 1895. Father St. John O'Sullivan did the most to rebuild the mission in his tenure (1910-1933). Since then the Mission has received landmark status. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 8/31/2015) en_US
dc.format.medium adobe; wood; limestone en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject Franciscans en_US
dc.subject Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784 en_US
dc.subject Spain--Colonies--America en_US
dc.subject Spanish Colonial en_US
dc.subject Neoclassical en_US
dc.title Mission San Juan Capistrano en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-US-SC-MS-B10 en_US
vra.culturalContext American en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype mission (settlement) en_US
vra.worktype historic site en_US
dc.contributor.display Isídro Aguilár (Spanish master mason, died 1803) en_US

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