Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mission Dolores Basilica: The Construction

Before I visit the famous Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco, I thought I'd share some old photos I stumbled upon of Sam with Bishop Guilfoyle during construction and upon completion.

Sam on the far left

Misión San Francisco de Asís was founded June 29, 1776, under the direction of Father Junipero Serra and is both the oldest original intact Mission in California and the oldest building in San Francisco. Today, the Mission Dolores Parish comprises both the Basilica and the Mission.

I imagine that my great-grandfather's work was done in the late 1940s.

Sam, second from left

(above) Stations of the Cross

images from my personal collection