The Spanish missions of California represent the state’s oldest and richest architectural legacy. Established in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century by Franciscan missionaries, the missions were designed by artisans from Mexico, and built and decorated largely by Native Americans.
The California Missions: History and Design | Grace Lennon, AIA
Architecture Of The California Missions | Rexford Newcomb
California Missions Decline and Revival (Slidedeck)
California Missions | Heather N. McMahon
The Architecture of California Missions
The Franciscan Mission Architecture of Alta California | Rexford Newcomb, B.Sc.,M.A.
A Comparison of Architectural Design and Decoration of the Missions of California | Jane Sperb