Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded 8 September 1771 (4th in order) by Saint Junípero Serra. The mission is named for Archangel Gabriel. The original site for the mission carried the Indian name Sibagna, or Tobiscagna. Moved from its original site because of disruptions by the military, the new site was so prosperous this mission […]

Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles

The official name for Los Angeles, when it started, was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula. Some have called the new settlement a second Asistencia of the San Gabriel Mission and the Plaza Church there even calls itself “Mission” Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles. The […]

Mission San Gabriel Exterior

When you are in the Mission parking lot, the Mission Church is to your left and a gate in front of you leads into the gift shop and then into the Mission grounds. It’s a small property and there is a small park next to the Mission Church so it’s worth walking around to see […]

San Bernardino Asistencia

Established as an adjunct to Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, this is often said to be part of a second, inland chain of missions. At the site is a museum, small chapel, and gatehouse. This is a three-picture panorama of the inner grounds. Picture taken 12:00pm 27 Dec 2001 History There is some disagreement in references […]

Mission San Gabriel History

History In Brief Founded: 8 September 1771 by Saint Junípero Serra Named for: Archangel Gabriel Number in Series: 4th Indian Name: Sibagna or Tobiscagna Brand:  Detail date: Item.     References California Missions by Sunset Editors. (September 1979) Sunset Pub Co Mission Info Page at url Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record San Gabriel […]