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San Buenaventura

Page history last edited by wikiuser0009 11 years, 3 months ago

Where is the mission located?

     Mission San Buenaventura is located 70 miles north of Los Angeles, near the ocean.    

It is on present day 225 East Main Street Ventura,CA 93001.  




What group of Indians was living in the area? 

     The group of Indians that lived in that area were the Chumash.  The Chumash helped build mission San Buenaventura.  



When was the mission established? What order in the mission chain is it? 

     The mission was established on March 31, Easter Sunday, in the year 1782.  It is the 9th mission out of the 21 missions in the mission chain.   



Who was responsible for starting this mission?

     The people responsible for starting the mission are Father Junípero Serra and Father Presidente.  Father Junípero died after he built the 9th mission,San Buenaventura. 



Has the mission moved from its original location? 

     San Buenaventura has not moved from it's original location but it has changed in appearance.  After a flood it got rebuilt to a more modern syle.  



What does the mission look like? Use descriptive words. Address each of the


  • Chapel Inside the chapel there are two rows of bench's on each side.  In front of the bench's there is a colorful glass window with long white candles infront of it.  The ceiling and floor are made out of tile.  
  • Bell wall or bell tower  The bell tower looks like a wedding cake.  There are 3 layers and 5 bells.  The bell at the top, made in France in 1956, has an automatic ringing system.  The other 4 bells are hand operated (two are dated in 1781, one is dated in 1825, and one undated.)  It has a cross on the top of it.
  • Quadrangle In the quadrangle  there is a beautiful water fountain surrounded by grass and a few trees.  There are some rocky paths leading to somewhere.  Behind the water fountain there is a door to the inside. 
  • Priests’ quarters In the priests' quarters there is nothing but a wooden bed under a window.  There is one wooden cabinet next to the bed to store items.
  • Indians’ quarters The Chumash Indians of the area stayed at their own homes.  Some built their huts near the mission grounds.
  • Archways The archways are made of stone and are curved like an upside down U.  The archways are not very thick
  • Fields, grounds, gardens Huge fields surrounded Mission San Buenaventura where crops grew and livestock such as sheep, cattle and horses grazed.
  • Outbuildings Outside the walls of San Buenaventura were larger workshops, a reservoir holding water used at the mission, and orchards containing fruit trees.

What materials were used to construct the mission?

     The materials used to construct the mission were adobe bricks, stone, and wood. 


What was the main industry of the mission during the Spanish occupation?

     The main industry of the mission during Spanish occupation was farming fruits like bananas, coconuts, figs, and sugarcane.  Pears were a specialty.    



What, if any, is the main industry of the mission today?

    The main industry today is tourist atraction.  There is also a museum there.



What was the relationship between the Priests and the Indians?

     The relationship between the priests and the Indians was friendly.  Father Junípero Serra used to teach Indians, so they would probably be nice with each other. 



Is it possible to visit the mission today?

     Yes.  It is possible to visit the mission today.  I have put the address in the first question.  



Find an image of the floor plan of your mission and include it here: 

Comments (22)

wikiuser0001 said

at 11:24 am on Jun 9, 2009

Wheres that somewhere

wikiuser0011 said

at 11:25 am on Jun 9, 2009

i like your work

wikiuser0012 said

at 11:26 am on Jun 9, 2009

Great! I like you details to describe it.

wikiuser0013 said

at 11:26 am on Jun 9, 2009

good gob natasha

wikiuser0007 said

at 11:26 am on Jun 9, 2009

Pretty good

wikiuser0016 said

at 11:26 am on Jun 9, 2009

You have nice facts. Your floor plan is great.

wikiuser0003 said

at 11:27 am on Jun 9, 2009

I like your poster

wikiuser0004 said

at 11:27 am on Jun 9, 2009

Nice job Natasha =)

wikiuser0005 said

at 11:27 am on Jun 9, 2009

I liked how you used a LOT of detail!!!
Regan =)

wikiuser0001 said

at 11:28 am on Jun 9, 2009

You have 5 of the exact same photos.

wikiuser0019 said

at 11:28 am on Jun 9, 2009

I enjoy the word use and detail. Speak a little louder next time though you had a really clear voice and it was pleasant hearing it. Wow! Nice detail! Or wait... did I already say that? Well anyway, good description. Good pictures on the poster as well.

wikiuser0005 said

at 11:28 am on Jun 9, 2009

Your poster is AWESOME!

wikiuser0021 said

at 11:29 am on Jun 9, 2009

That's really good Natasha. I like your pictures.

tkeating said

at 11:29 am on Jun 9, 2009

I liked that you had a lot of detail

wikiuser0006 said

at 11:29 am on Jun 9, 2009

I love your visual. It looked like you put allot of effort and time in it. You did fabulas with the colors. You always do good.

XOXO Pascale :) :D :O : l

wikiuser0017 said

at 11:30 am on Jun 9, 2009

i also like your poster. Wikiuser0017= Nick :)

wikiuser0015 said

at 11:30 am on Jun 9, 2009

I have a question or two: I see there is another quadrangle to the right of the main one, what was that used for?
Also, is your mission's name San Buenaventura or San Juan Buenaventura?


wikiuser0002 said

at 11:30 am on Jun 9, 2009

I liked your visual, and how you said that they specialized on fruit. You might want to check your discription of the church, though.

wikiuser0017 said

at 11:30 am on Jun 9, 2009

good job

wikiuser0017 said

at 11:31 am on Jun 9, 2009

i like your floor plan photo. it is a clear picture

wikiuser0010 said

at 11:31 am on Jun 9, 2009

I liked all of the detail.

wikiuser0006 said

at 11:32 am on Jun 9, 2009

NATASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you did awsome. XOXO Pascale

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