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The Annunciation Mosaic

 
 
The Annunciation Mosaic Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. The Annunciation Mosaic Marker
Inscription.  The Annunciation mosaic on the church facade is a reproduction of a detail from the image of Our Lady of the Angels in the Portiúncula Chapel at Assisi. This image provided the inspiration from which the city was named to honor Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles. The mosaic was erected in 1981 to commemorate the bicentennial of the founding of the city.
 
Erected 1981 by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Los Angeles, and presented to the parishioners of La Placita and the people of the City of Los Angeles on September 4, 1981.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionHispanic Americans.
 
Location. 34° 3.416′ N, 118° 14.356′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on North Main Street north of Arcadia Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 535 N Main St, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles (here, next to this marker); El Camino Real (a few
La Placita — Church of Our Lady of the Angels — Plaza Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. La Placita — Church of Our Lady of the Angels — Plaza Church
Main Street façade showing this marker on the right of the entrance and the mural above it.
steps from this marker); Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles (a few steps from this marker); Historic Los Angeles Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Yangna (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Expeditions Into Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); Villavicencio (within shouting distance of this marker); Felipe de Neve, 1728–84 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding The Annunciation Mosaic. This mosaic replaced a 1861 fresco by Henri Joseph Penelon.
 
Also see . . .  The Annunciation Mosaic at the Plaza Church in Los Angeles. 2016 article by Vicky Kall in History Los Angeles County Blog. Excerpt:
This mosaic at the Plaza Church is actually a replica of a painting in Italy created in 1393 by Ilario da Viterbo. “The Annunciation,” or “L’Annunciazione,“ was part of a six panel mural that da Viterbo created for the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi. That Basilica is built around
The Annunciation Mosaic on the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California image. Click for full size.
1981 Mosaic by Isabel Piczek. Photographed by J.J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. The Annunciation Mosaic on the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California
This 1980 mosaic by Isabel Piczek is 11 feet wide and just under 7½ inches tall.
the 9th century chapel called the Porziuncola, which is where St. Francis of Assisi renounced wealth, dedicated himself to God, and founded the Franciscan order in 1208.
(Submitted on December 19, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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