Wordless Wednesday : Mission San Xavier del Bac mortuary chapel (1796) interior

Wordless Wednesday : Mission San Xavier del Bac mortuary chapel (1796) interior

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Just a few words for context before showing my photos of the Mission San Xavier del Bac mortuary chapel.  One references said it was build in 1796.  Two historical photos.

Photo to the left:  Mission San Xavier del Bac survives a tornado, photo dated Aug 27, 1964 by Tucson Citizen newspaper. Little square building on the left is the mortuary chapel.  Usually people show photos of the interior of the church which is the large building on the right.

Photo to the right: 1898 view of the mortuary chapel from the cemetery.  The cemetery has been moved so it is now behind the mortuary chapel.  There are signs on the cemetery that photography is not allowed.  So I have no photos of the cemetary.

Wordless Wednesday : my photos: Mission San Xavier del Bac mortuary chapel (1796) interior

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From Amazon:


Mission San Xavier del Bac: A Guide to Its Iconography

Mission San Xavier del Bac;: A photographic essay on the desert people and their church


Mission San Xavier Del Bac Arizona a Descriptive and Historical Guide Hardcover – 1940
Compiled By The Workers Of The Writers’ Program Of The Work Projects Administration In The State Of Arizona

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References:

Mission San Xavier del Bac, White Dove of the Desert
Society of Architectural Historians

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, AZ

Mission San Xavier del Bac: 11 things to know
January 21, 2017, Tucson.com

Photo: Mission San Xavier del Bac, showing mortuary chapel and bell tower, Tucson, Arizona, ca.1898
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
University of Southern California Libraries Digital Library

13 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday : Mission San Xavier del Bac mortuary chapel (1796) interior”

    1. I do too. They were amazing. I went to a contemporary museum featuring works carved in styrofoam. Yeah, it’s a “modern” material but it’s never going to be as cool as wood or marble.

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  1. What wonderful pictures! That definitely looks like someplace I’d love to visit. I really enjoy exploring old buildings and imagining what life was like way back when for people.

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    1. Oh, you’re Catholic? Do you recognize who that saint is? I’ve never seen a saint with a horn and was wondering what the horn symbolized. Do you know?

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