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All glass plate photographs by Harold A. Taylor. Digital images copyright © 2021 by Pinyon Publishing. No reproduction without permission.

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San Miguel Mission Side (212, 5”x7”)

San Miguel Side Arches (2251, 8”x10”)

San Miguel Side Arches (202, 3”x4”)

San Miguel Unadorned Front (2254, 8”x10”)

San Miguel Corridor (2253, 8”x10”)

San Miguel Oven in Kitchen (2255, 8”x10”)

The main buildings of this 1797 mission, located half way between L.A. and San Francisco (9 miles north of Paso Robles), were renovated in 1901 and again in 1928. The unmaintained weedy mission in Harold Taylor’s photographs looks vastly different than the mission that today is immaculately maintained by padres which welcome public visitation.