Mission San Miguel Residence

Tourist Map

After visiting the garden it’s time to see the padre’s residence. We start in the kitchen (#4 in the map). The room dates to the 1820’s and the beehive oven is original equipment.

Beehive oven
Picture taken 1:50pm 22 Apr 2001

The dining room (#5) is reached through a low doorway. It features built-in cabinets. One of the doorways leading out of the dining room illustrates continuing damage being done by both earthquakes and vibration from trains going by on the nearby tracks.

 

Dining room
Picture taken 1:50pm 22 Apr 2001

Door with damage
Picture taken 1:50pm 22 Apr 2001

 

Also hanging on the wall in the dining room is an 1889 colored photograph of the church.

1889 photo
Picture taken 1:50pm 22 Apr 2001

Room #6 is set up as a padre’s bedroom. It’s pretty basic with a fireplace and a rope bed. A typical padre’s hat hangs on the wall.

 

Padre's bed
Picture taken 1:55pm 22 Apr 2001

Padre's hat
Picture taken 1:55pm 22 Apr 2001

 

From the bedroom you enter the living room (#7) and padre’s administration room. This room is now set up as a general museum of mission-era artifacts.

 

Living room - left
Picture taken 2:00pm 22 Apr 2001

Living room - right
Picture taken 2:00pm 22 Apr 2001

 

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