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San Gabriel Arcangel

Page history last edited by wikiuser0004 11 years, 3 months ago

Where is the mission located?    

The mission is located 9 miles east of central Los Angeles,in the San Miguel Valley. 

 

 

What group of Indians was living in the area?

The Tongva Indians lived in the area but later on they were called Gabrielenos.  

 

 

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

The mission was established September 8,1771. The order in the mission chain is number 4.  

 

 

Who was responsible for starting this mission?

Father Pedro Cambón and Father Angel Somera are responsible for starting this mission. 

 

 

Has the mission moved from its original location?

The chapel was flooding so they moved it higher ground. 

 

 

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

following:

  • Chapel~The chapel is 150 feet long, 27 feet wide,and 30 feet high. It is made of stone and concrete up to windows of burnt brick above. The roof was replaced three times, in 1804 it was replaced by a flat roof of brick mortar, in 1812 it was replaced by pitched roof of tiles, and finally in 1886 it was replaced by a roof with shingles.
  • Bell wall or bell tower~The walls are between four and five feet thick. The bell tower was replaced in 1828 by a bell wall at the south end of the church. 
  • Quadrangle~There are 2 quadrangles covering several acres, with buildings for sleeping quarters, storerooms, kitchens, and shops. 
  • Padres' quarters~Each padre had a small room called a cell. The small bed or cot, was wooden with a frame over which animal hides were streched as a mattress. 
  • Indians’ quarters~The Indians would work really hard everyday. They would gather fruit, grains, and nuts. They were a peaceful people.
  • Archways~There are no archways.
  • Fields, grounds, gardens~There's a cactus garden.
  • Outbuildings~There were no outbuildings.

What materials were used to construct the mission?

The padres used water,fertile soil, building materials, and large numbers of Native American. 

 

 

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

They would gather fruits, grains, and nuts. 

 

 

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

There is a farm that is new here. 

 

 

What was the relationship between the Priests and the Indians?

The relationship was that the padres and Indians would work a lot and they would do it together. 

 

 

Is it possible to visit the mission today?

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel is possible to visit today. 

 

 

 

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

Comments (21)

wikiuser0017 said

at 11:57 am on Jun 8, 2009

the floor plan is kinda blurry

wikiuser0005 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

I like all of the different colors.

wikiuser0019 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

? what was the building materials? you didn't describe it. Good job on the oral report. i get nervous like that too. ;) also, The Native Americans were not used as building materials. they may have helped build it though.

wikiuser0003 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

You have a few errors in your questions

wikiuser0012 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

I like your details. It felt very complete.

wikiuser0015 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

No archways!!! WOW!!! What type of building materials? The floor-plan is like a maze!!!
-Jacyn

wikiuser0006 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

your floor plan is kind of blury. your visual look like you didn't put effort in it.

wikiuser0021 said

at 11:58 am on Jun 8, 2009

That's really good. But the image is kind of hard to see.



wikiuser0009 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

Your visual was good.

wikiuser0013 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

GOOD GOB WITH ALL THE DETAILS.

wikiuser0001 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

The floor plan was a little blury. I like your picture. Nice job

wikiuser0011 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

i like it. i think maybe a better picture would snazz it up but anyway you did a good job.
aidan

wikiuser0008 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

nice job Angie

wikiuser0003 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

the floor plan is kinda blurry. next time I would choose a floor plan that isn't so blurry

wikiuser0009 said

at 11:59 am on Jun 8, 2009

You should have studied the picture.

tkeating said

at 12:00 pm on Jun 8, 2009

I liked the calors

wikiuser0002 said

at 12:00 pm on Jun 8, 2009

I like your answer for the chapel in question 6, it was very well done.

wikiuser0019 said

at 12:00 pm on Jun 8, 2009

I think it was nice, but the floor plan was fuzzy. but how did the chapel get flooded? when was it flooded? From Father Serra. No, just kidding. from a kid

wikiuser0019 said

at 12:00 pm on Jun 8, 2009

:) :D:O:0;)

wikiuser0010 said

at 12:01 pm on Jun 8, 2009

It was a nice presentation. Thats to bad you didn't study the floor plan. That was a nice drawing. You could have changed a couple of thins, but other wise it looks good.
-Audrey

wikiuser0007 said

at 12:02 pm on Jun 8, 2009

good details
pedro#1

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