There is no doubt that it is risky to establish connections between overseas our Mosque certain colonial buildings and grounds in America between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. But there was possibly. And further than expected. Many sources, more or less rigorous, give such inspiration for sure since the first buildings in Hispanic American Solar. Of them will realize, according to our possibilities, in the coming chapters. Be content today with present an unusual case that could well our city forever flirting with the current State of California. We left Judging You, Dear Reader reader, whether or not we are right.
First it is necessary, as usual, make a little history, the, at least, dusting of our memory. Although the first Spanish explorations in the territory of Alta California would have to overcome them 1542, year in which Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived on the coast of the present city of San Diego, one large lot that extended beyond the boundaries of the Baja California remained unpublished for over two hundred years. In the second half of the eighteenth century the new expansionist policy sponsored by the Spanish monarchy of Charles III led the stable establishment in a territory populated mainly by Indians hitherto shoshone the apaches.
The Franciscan order was responsible for carrying out such an undertaking, established between 1769 and 1834 A total of twenty-one Missions, addition of different assistance, prisons and holidays, depending on the category of the foundation. The first of these missions was to San Diego, founded by Father Junipero Serra renowned Mallorcan (1769), who was, also, promoter others which led him to San Francisco Bay.
But you should focus the attention of our story is founded on the mission 8 September 1771, chronologically the fourth foundation, by parents Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera banks of the river called the Earthquakes ('Shevaanga', in language shoshone): Mission San Gabriel Archangel, authentic embryo of the modern day film populous city of Los Angeles. In fact the assistance of Our Lady Queen of Angels, founded in 1784, dependent on this assignment.
Great legend, certainly created by the triumphant Christianity, relates that, shortly after the founding of the mission, Franciscan expedition had to face the shoshones, logically angry dispossession suffered by its fertile lands. Fortunately the Franciscans had a defensive weapon that neither could imagine the Wild shoshones: a painting of Our Lady of Sorrows, that mostrarla Alma primitive and weak These were rendered at such belleza. The chronicles tell that since then shoshones They willingly accepted the superiority Christian and white, devoting himself with great diligence to farming they encomendaban the fair missionaries in the mission orchards.
And you will wonder, Dear Reader reader, What have to do everything written so far with the Cordoba Mosque? Not anticipate aconcetimientos. Everything will come. Historical science should conduct meticulous and rigorous deductive method. Although well regarded, and spent two curious coincidences: the date of the founding of the mission, Cordoba Day co-patron; and the image of the Virgin of Sorrows, that for a moment imagine that would match the popular devotional image, transida of pain, John Prieto 1719.
But, first of all, Do you know Antonio Cruzado? What not? I tell. Father Antonio Cruzado was a Franciscan Cordoba called the Viceroyalty of New Spain to meet the new foundations that that order was established in faraway lands. Aimed at the San Gabriel Mission, of which he became responsible for a maximum of the same, was commissioned to design and erect the new church to be erected from 1779, that endeavor led him twenty-six years.
The temple, dial longitudinal character, made of stone, unlike other temples missionary, usually made of adobe, has forty-six meters long and just over eight wide. Precisely es su longitudinal edge, marked designed based regularly arranged buttresses, which, the sources, has obvious similarities with the south facades, east and west of the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Comprobémoslo.
On the other hand, although Father Junipero Serra was the introducer of the seed back in orange 1769, Father Antonio Cruzado, the Father Cruzado of U.S. chronic, also happens to be the first, with the clear support is native shoshones, to be the first orange grove in California scale territory in the year 1804. Have I missed your patio recondando Cordoba Mosque?
Is the first building in the city of Los Angeles inspired by the Mosque of Cordoba? Daring?? Unconsciousness?? Chauvinism in spades?? Likely. The perhaps in. Judge for yourself.