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Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door

 
 
Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
1. Mission San Gabriel Archangel / El Camino Real Door Marker
Inscription.
Top Marker:
Founded September 8, 1771, by Franciscan Friars on Rio Temblores - due to flooding, the expedition moved to this 2nd site in 1774, where the Old Mission of stone and red brick was built with the help of Gabrieleno Indians.

The exterior has exceptional beauty with its huge buttresses, massive bells in Campanorio, built to replace the bell tower detroyed by the 1812 Earthquake.
Note - outside stairs to choir loft.

In 1781, "Los Pobladores" from the San Gabriel Mission founded in the Little Pueblo of Los Angels.

Lower Marker:
El Camino Real Door
The original entrance to the Mission, the doors open out to El Camino Real. "The King's Highway", the artery connecting the twenty-one California Missions.
 
Erected by San Gariel Mission.
 
Location. 34° 5.798′ N, 118° 6.407′ W. Marker is in San Gabriel, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Mission Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel CA 91776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista De Anza
The El Camino Real Door and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
2. The El Camino Real Door and Markers
(here, next to this marker); San Gabriel Mission (a few steps from this marker); Old Spanish Trail (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named San Gabriel Mission (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Chapman’s Millrace (within shouting distance of this marker); 1776 Overland Immigration Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); Early California (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Gabriel Veterans War Memorial (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Gabriel.
 
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Mission San Gabriel Archangel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
3. Mission San Gabriel Archangel
Mission San Gabriel Archangel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
4. Mission San Gabriel Archangel
To The Memory of Fray Junipero Serra Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
5. To The Memory of Fray Junipero Serra Marker
Located to the far left of the door.

To the memory of Fray Junipero Serra Apostle of California
Erected Nov.23, 1913, to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of his birth, by Pasadena Knights of Columbus.
B.J. MC Conville
Grand Knight
H. Walter D.G.K.

In the time of RT. Rev. Thomas James Conaty Bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles.
Fray Junipero Serra Statue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
6. Fray Junipero Serra Statue Marker
Mission Capanorio and Mission Bells image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2013
7. Mission Capanorio and Mission Bells
Mission San Gabriel Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
8. Mission San Gabriel Chapel
Mission San Gabriel Chapel Altar image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2013
9. Mission San Gabriel Chapel Altar
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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