I have actually visited this mission twice. The first time I was unable to get inside because the church suffered damage from the quake that shook the place a few months prior to our visit. This second time, November 2010, I saw that the temporary fence placed around the facade of the church was no longer there, but we were just swinging by on the way home from a short holiday in the Central Coast.
Located on Old Highway 101 in San Miguel, 9 miles from Paso Robles, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
1777 - July 25, founded by Padre-Presidente Lasuen, 16th mission, named for St. Michael, the Archangel.
1818 - Present church completed.
1821 - Decoration finished.
1834 - Last mission to be secularized.
1845 - Sold.
1859 - Returned to the church.
1901 - and 1928 - Main buildings renovated.
The original campanario still in use.
No more cracks in the facade.
View from inside looking out.
The courtyard and fountain. The fountain was not part of the original mission architecture and is a concrete copy of one at Santa Barbara.
Fray Junipero Serra.
A little prayer/altar area by the courtyard
This would be my entry for this week's MY WORLD.