Mission San Juan Bautista Altar

This image shows the extraordinary width of the chapel at San Juan Bautista as well as the monumental altar structure and painted arches.

Hubert W. Lowman, Covina, Cal. 91722

The description states:

MISSION SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

Founded 1797, San Juan Bautista, California

This is the largest California Mission church, and by many considered the most beautiful. Original painting hear pictured was done by the first American who, in 1816, settled in California — Thomas W. Doak, a sailor from Boston. With the help of the indians and their paints he created this superb artistic effect.

–This postcard most likely dates from the 1970s.

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