Virtual Guidebook to El Camino Real
La Purisima Mission - Two
La Purisima Mission State Historical Park, near Lompoc California


Another long building continues the line of the mission. La Purisima is unusual in being laid out in one line, rather than folded around an inner courtyard.

This second building, known as the Residence, housed the friars and soldiers assigned to the mission. The padres had a chapel for their exclusive use and there was a spare room for visitors. Other rooms held kitchens, workshops, and storage areas.



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Between the two large arcaded buildings, the church and the resdience, at Mission la Purisima

(April 27, 2008)


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A simply furnished bedroom with canopied bed, table and chairs, a ewer and basin for washing, and a small altar

(April 27, 2008)


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Inside the friars chapel at Mission la Purisima

(June 10, 2010)


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A long arcade on the east side of the residence, serving as both hallway and work area

(April 27, 2008)


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Spinning wheels, carding combs and two large looms for producing coarse woolen and cotton cloth

(April 27, 2008)


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Cooking and dining for the friars, with simple wooden chargers on which plates would be placed

(April 27, 2008)


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