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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.
19th Arch
Picture taken 1:15pm 3 Apr 2002
Rose Garden
Picture taken 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.
Indian Home Foundation
Picture taken 1:05pm 3 Apr 2002

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.

Lavenderia
Picture taken 1:05pm 3 Apr 2002

Lady of Guadalupe
Picture taken 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.

Stations of the Cross
Picture taken 1:10pm 3 Apr 2002

Landmark

There are two landmark designations at the Mission. Unfortunately, the California landmark sign does not appear to exist any longer.

  • National Landmark
National Landmark
Picture taken 1:35pm 3 Apr 2002

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.

1999

National Park Service
United Stated Department of the Interior

  • California Landmark

The California landmark sign no longer appears to exist at this site.

Stop

That's the end of the tour. Thank you. Please visit the other missions.

For a Flash video of this Mission and other resources see The California Mission Resource Center site.

 

Navigation for Mission Santa Inés:

Mission Home :: History :: Map :: Mission Front :: Museum :: Church :: Garden :: Cemetery :: Lavenderia :: Bicentennial


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