Mission San Luis Rey de Francia/Gallery
(PD) Engraving: Schott, Sorony, and Co.
During the Mission Period, natives occupying lands near Mission San Luis Rey de Francia were referred to as Luiseños by the Spaniards.
(PD) Photo: Keystone-Mast Company
Inside the "cavernous" capilla (chapel) at Mission San Luís Rey de Francia, circa 1900. Dedicated in 1815, the cruciform design is shared only with the ruined "Great Stone Church" at Mission San Juan Capistrano, making the two structures unique among the Alta California missions in that regard.
(PD) Photo: George Wharton James
Illuminated choir missals on display at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in 1913.
© Photo: Robert A. Estremo
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (seen here in 1986) is architecturally distinctive due to the combination of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican lines exhibited. Part of California's most pristine mission complex, the baroque façade of the church was meant to be flanked by twin towers.
(PD) Photo: Dick Markell / United States Navy
USNS Mission San Luis Rey (T-AO-128) at anchor in the Long Beach / San Pedro, California area.
Notes and references
- Loumala, p. 592
- Krell, pp. 275-276
- Krell, pp. 154, 275
- Young, p. 18
- James, p. 215