Mission San Jose

Ellen Cotton

Fremont, CA, United States

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Historical site in Fremont, California USA
Featured in Windows and Doors – Oct.2009
Featured in Northern California Style – 12/2009

June 11, 1797 – Mission San Jose founded by Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuen.
1809 – Adobe brick and redwood timber Mission Church dedicated.
1868 – Earthquake destroyed adobe church and many nearby buildings. West wing which housed the convento was left standing. It contains the present Mission San Jose Museum.
1982 – Commencement of reconstruction of Mission San Jose adobe church as it appeared in the 1830s.
1985 – Reconstructed adobe church completed.
The Franciscan missionaries hoped to create a “chain” of missions which would be a day’s ride apart on horseback. In 1796, they were well on their way with 13 missions along the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco.

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