SAH Archipedia: New Essay on California Missions

by SAH News | Mar 22, 2021

Historic postcard of the A. K. Public Library

Learn about the California mission system and its architectural influence in Heather McMahon’s recently published essay, California Missions and the Genesis of the Mission Revival Style.  

Photo credit: Historic postcard of the A. K. Public Library, c. 1898-1905. Detroit Publishing Company Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. 


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