Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Father Junipero Serra
This statue was erected by the Knights of Columbus in 1932 and was rededicated on the 200th anniversary of Father Serra’s death on August 28, 1784.
En 1769 se convertio Padre Presidente de las misiones Franciscanas en la Baja California. El mismo año
Esta estatua fue edificada por los Caballeros de Colón en 1932 y se reconsagro en el 200avo aniversario de su fallecimiento en Augusto 28 de 1784.
Erected 1984 by Los Caballeros de Colón.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Exploration • Hispanic Americans.
Location. 34° 3.364′ N, 118° 14.299′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on North Los Angeles Street just north of Arcadia Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Latino Blood, American Hearts (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Fire House (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Station (within shouting distance of this Damien Marchessault (within shouting distance of this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Angeles Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indians of Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
More about this marker. The bronze figure is a replica of the one done by Cadorin for the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall in 1930. The replica was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the City of Los Angeles. Architect T. F. Power designed the base, and his assistant was Marion Brackenridge. The sculpture was first installed in a traffic circle at Sunset and Spring streets.
Regarding Father Junipero Serra. The statue of Saint Junípero Serra was toppled by protesters on June 20, 2020.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 4. submitted on September 8, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Confirmation that the bronze plaques are still present • Photos of base without its statue • Can you help?