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Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in Southern California, located in present-day San Juan Capistrano. It was founded on All Saints Day November 1, 1776, by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order. Named for Giovanni da Capistrano, a 15th century theologian and "warrior priest" who resided in the Abruzzo region of Italy, San Juan Capistrano has the distinction of being home to the oldest building in California still in use, a chapel built in 1782; known alternately as "Serra's Chapel" and "Father Serra's Church," it is the only extant structure where it has been documented that the padre Junipero Serra celebrated mass. One of the best known of the Alta California missions (and one of the few missions to have actually been founded twiceÃâ ‚ ¬Ã¢ €?others being Mission San Gabriel Arcà ƒÃ‚ ¡ngel and Mission La Purà ƒÃ‚ ­sima Concepcià ƒÃ‚ ³n)Ãâ ‚ ¬Ã¢ €?the site was originally consecrated on October 30, 1775, by Father Fermà ƒÃ‚ ­n Lasuà ƒÃ‚n, but was quickly abandoned due to unrest among the indigenous population in San Diego.Carol M. Highsmith (born 1946) is a photographer, author, and publisher who has photographed all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for 30 years. She specializes in documenting architecture, ranging from the monumental to the everyday and whimsical. Highsmith is donating her life ’s work of more than 100,000 images, copyright-free, to the Library of Congress, which established a rare one-person archive. Out of 14 million images, the Carol M. Highsmith collection is featured in the top six alongside of Mathew Brady and Dorethea Lange. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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HABS PR,7-SAJU,38- (sheet 2 of 6) - Iglesia San Mateo de Cangrejos, Northwest of Calle San Jorge at Calle San Mateo,Santurce, San Juan, San Juan Municipio, PR

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