#0161 Site of Mission Vieja


#0161 Site of Mission Vieja

Site information:

SW corner N San Gabriel Blvd and N Lincoln Ave, Montebello

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

This tablet was erected by Walter P. Temple and blessed by Right Reverend John J. Cantwell, Bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles, July 31, 1921 to commemorate the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel on this ground at Old Mission by Rev. Fathers Angel Somera and Pedro B. Cambon, Sept 8, 1771.

OHP description:

'Mission Vieja,' Old Mission, was the name given to the first buildings erected, and later abandoned, by the fathers for Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The permanent buildings for the mission were located about five miles distant.

Registered 1/11/1935