San Gabriel Historic Images
Mission San Gabriel’s unique church, featuring a Moorish “fortress-like” appearance, was completed in 1805. The mission was never abandoned and became a parish church after it was secularized in 1834.
This Gallery features historic illustrations, important paintings and contemporary photographs, as well as drawings of events that took place at this crossroads mission. The missionaries at San Gabriel guided the development of the parish church in the pueblo of Los Angeles, 9 miles distant.
Building the Mission by Harmer
Mission of San Gabriel
Mission San Gabriel Painting
A perspective view of San Gabriel Mission
By Edwin Deakin
Settlers Arrive at San Gabriel
Jedediah Smith at Mission San Gabriel
Painting of San Gabriel by Vischer
San Gabriel by Deppe
Drawing of San Gabriel by Oriana Day
Bells of San Gabriel
By H Sandhan, 1883. A lithograph in the collection of the California Missions Resource Center.
Mission San Gabriel by Will Sparks
San Gabriel in the era of the Californios
By Wyttenbach 1877-1895