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The statue of Father Junîpero Serra that stood in front of San Gabriel Mission Church was removed rcently to prevent its vandalism. The roof an interior of the Church were destroyed in a fire that started in the choir loft in the early morning of July 11, 2020. Photo taken by C.E.H. Wiedel on August 30, 2006.
The statue of Father Junîpero Serra that stood in front of San Gabriel Mission Church was removed rcently to prevent its vandalism. The roof an interior of the Church were destroyed in a fire that started in the choir loft in the early morning of July 11, 2020. Photo taken by C.E.H. Wiedel on August 30, 2006.

San Gabriel Mission Church is destroyed by fire. [Source: LAist.]

Interior of San Gabriel Mission Church, looking up the main aisle towards the elaborate altar. The interior and roof were destroyed in a fire that started in the choir loft in the earlier morning hours on July 11, 2020. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel taken on August 30, 2006.
Interior of San Gabriel Mission Church, looking up the main aisle towards the elaborate altar. The interior and roof were destroyed in a fire that started in the choir loft in the earlier morning hours on July 11, 2020. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel taken on August 30, 2006.
Stairs to the choir loft inside San Gabriel Mission Church. Note that the gate is padlocked. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel, taken on August 30, 2006.
Stairs to the choir loft inside San Gabriel Mission Church. Note that the gate is padlocked. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel, taken on August 30, 2006.