Navigation for Santa Inés:
||After leaving the main Mission tour and the gift shop, take a walk down
the arcade away from the church. You'll be visiting the garden at the end
of the Mission and the Lavenderia (#6 on the map).
|At the end of the arcade pause for a moment at the "19th
arch". This is what remains of the original arches that made up the
Mission arcade. It is number 19 of the original 22 arches.
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1:15pm 3 Apr 2002
|A short distance further you'll find the Mission's rose garden. The original
Mission extended to the far edge of the rose garden making the current garden
area part of the original quadrangle. There are some 120 roses in the garden.
Look at the picture just above. The building you see in the background is a
school associated with the parish. Walk over to the left of that building. You'll
see a pathway heading down to a fenced off area. Take that path. It leads down
to the remains of the Indian village and the Lavenderia.
|Look at the tour map above. Note the gray area on the left representing
the Indian village. There are four rows of barracks where the Indians lived.
The remains you see here are from the foundation of the fourth of those
buildings; the building closest to the lavenderia.
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The lavenderia itself is not a good shape but from the fence you can see its
outlines. This is where the Indians came to do laundry.
Picture taken 1:05pm
3 Apr 2002
1:10pm 3 Apr 2002
|On the way back up the path stop for a moment to look at the fountain
by the school building. The statues there represent Our Lady of Guadalupe
making her appearance.
Finally, before going back to your car, walk over to the far end of the parking
lot. There you will find a large version of the Stations of the Cross. These
were donated to the Mission by the Cito Family and the Padilla Family. This
is another nice spot for meditation.
Picture taken 1:10pm
3 Apr 2002
There are two landmark designations at the Mission. Unfortunately, the California
landmark sign does not appear to exist any longer.
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Mission Santa Ines
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This religious complex possesses National significance
in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
Mission Santa Ines, founded in 1804, is one of the finest
examples of a Mission complex containing buildings, structures, archeological
sites, ruins, and artwork important to understanding the Hispanic and
Native American heritage of California. The fulling mill, built in 1821
by Joseph Chapman, is one of the earliest industrial sites in California.
La Misión de Santa Inés, fundada in 1804,
es uno de los mejores ejemplos entre los complejos misonales. Contiene
edificios, estructuras, sitios arqueológicos, ruinas y ejemplos
de artesanía importante para entender la herencia Hispana e indígena
de California. El batán, construido por Joseph Chapman en 1821,
es uno de los sitios de industria mas antiguo en California.
National Park Service
United Stated Department of the Interior
The California landmark sign no longer appears to exist at this site.
That's the end of the tour. Thank you. Please visit the other
For a Flash video of this Mission and other resources see The
California Mission Resource Center site.