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    The Quadrangle Patio

    by malianrob Written Apr 14, 2006

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    The statue of Father Junipero Serra was erected for the 150th anniversary of the Missions Founding. The grapevines in this area were planted in 1860.
    The baked tiles, building foundations, and bases of pillars are originals. The tiles were started in 1803 and soon they reached 300feet west and 600feet north.

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    The Mission Museum

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    The museum was built in 1812 of adobe brick with a tiles roof. Originally it wasnt a museum it was a series of weaving rooms, granary, carpenter shops and sleeping quarters for the mission fathers.
    In the museum you can see important artifacts like a rosewood organ brought over from Spain in 1821 and priceless books dating back to 1489.

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    San Gabriel Mission - Baptistry

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    As you go into the church and toward the front you will see a door and room to the right. This is the Baptistry. It is a small room with an original domed ceiling, floor and walls. Inside are thr original hand hammered copper baptismal font and silver baptismal shell that was brought over from Spain in 1771 and which are still being used today.

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    San Gabirel Mission - Crucifix

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    "Outstanding is the Crucifix" is a memorial to the 6,000 plus Indians that are buried in this mission. Rededicated in 1939, the cemetery is now also the final restinf place for the Claretian Priests and brothers who have worked here.

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    San Gabriel Mission - Campo Santo Cemetery

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    This is the oldest Cemetery in Los Angeles County. The walls surrounding this area were built in 1940 but the foundations are original.
    In 1778, the first Indian was buried here. The Indians who lived and worked in the mission became to be known as the Gabrielinos.

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    San Gabriel Mission - The Church

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    The San Gabriel Mission Church was built of cut stone, brick and mortar, it is also the oldest structure of its kind.
    The Main Altar was made in Mexico City and taken to the mission in 1790. The wooden polychrome statues were hand carved in Spain.There was an earthquake in 1812 and altar and crucifix were damaged. In 1813 repairs were done and completed.

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    The San Gabriel Mission

    by malianrob Updated Apr 14, 2006

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    The San Gabriel Mission was founded in 1771. The designer of the mission was Father Antonio Cruzado. He was born and raised in Cordova Spain and therefore you can see the Moorish influence in this fortress-like appearance of the church.
    The walls are more than 4 feet thick, with some sections as much as seven feet thick. The mission is on its forth roof and ceiling because of earthquake damage in 1804, 1812, 1886, and 1987.
    The loft and support beams are original.
    Admission for museum and grounds are $5 for adults and $3 for children over 6 years old.
    Mission church, museum and grounds are open daily from 9am to 4:30pm

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    San Gabriel Mission - the Kitchen

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    This is a rebuilt kitchen and is a replica used in early mission days and in Spain. All the foundations here are original.

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    San Gabriel - Court of the Missions

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    The Court of the Missions is an area of the missions where you can find a model of all 21 missions in the order that they were built.( by year). They were made by Claretian clergy.

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    The Aqueduct

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    This was the main source of water in the Mission. The water was pipedfrom here with crude firedclay pipes to the laundry, kitchen and other areas.

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    San Gabriel - Winery

    by malianrob Written Apr 14, 2006

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    The foundations, floor, and vats are the originals. In this room they made wine and olive oil. At one time San Gabriel Mission was the largest winery in California.

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