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San Diego de Alcalá
After many years of active use, the Mission was abandoned and fell into ruin. Restoration began in 1931. The only original part of the Mission that remains is the façade. Tupa's paintings focus on the striking campanario (bell tower), which has five bells hanging in niches. During restoration, the bells were reassembled after they were found scattered over a wide area.
See the by Father Tupa of San Diego or click on the painting at left to see a full-screen image.
Other San Diego Mission Sites:
Mission San Diego de Alcalá: from the California Missions On-Line Project by Rob Garretson (1998). Includes a quiz.
San Diego de Alcalá: from The California Mission Site. Ed. The Civic Group. 24 Sept. 1998.
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala: the official website.
San Diego Mission Pictures: from the USD History Home Page, Local History section.
Journal of San Diego History: use the online search feature to locate articles and pictures.
San Diego Mission: pictorial tour. Copyright 2001, TheCaliforniaMissions.com.
About.com's Mission San Diego de Alcala History is extensive including Native People, Founding Father, Daily Life & Economy, Historical Pictures, Current Pictures, Buildings and Layout, Resources/Bookstore, and Glossary
Virtual Guidebook to San Diego contains virtual reality views of the campanario, cemetery garden, inside the church, and Father Serra's cell.Don Bain (author and photographer of The Virtual Guidebooks)
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