Repairing Mission San Miguel

posted by Adam (Southern California) on August 28th, 2006

The main sanctuary at Mission San Miguel (est. 1797) in Central California was severely damaged by the San Simeon Earthquake in 2003 and has been closed ever since. The Diocese of Monterey says it doesn’t have the money to repair it and it can’t get public funds, despite being a California Historic Landmark, since it’s an active place of worship. So volunteers have been doing their part by, among other things, casting 5,000 adobe bricks just like they used to back in the old days. The L.A. Times has the story.

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