San Rafael Technical Drawings
Mission San Rafael Archangel had a short mission life of 17 years. No effort was made to build a full mission complex. The few buildings that existed were badly damaged in an Indian attack, led by Chief Marin, in February, 1829. The mission was secularized in in 1834, steadily deteriorated and was finally demolished in 1870. A “modern” parish church was built on the site.
Since there were no historic building or ruins of the mission that analyze and measure, Mission San Rafael was not part of the Historic American Buildings Survey , and thus no historic architectural drawings exist. However we do know how the mission was laid out, and how it looked.