Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores, originally known as Mission San Francisco de Asis, is the oldest standing building in the city founded in 1776. Built as an adobe structure with very thick walls, it survived the 1906 earthquake, and in many ways looks the same today as it did when founded. The structure was built with the Ohlone and Miwok Indians. The mission also contains a cemetery with many Ohlone and Miwok Indians and well known early pioneers. The Mission Dolores Basilica stands next door, where services take place.

Note the amazing ceiling in the church.


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