This is the San Francisco de Asis|
Missions of California Educational Project.
Parental Supervision is Recommended.
Founded on October 9, 1776, Mission San Francisco de Asis is 6th in the
mission chain and includes the oldest building in San Francisco city. Named for
St. Francis of Assisi, it is also referred to as Mission Dolores after the
nearby Lake Dolores.
Mission records indicate over 4000 Native Americans converted to
Christianity. Measles claimed thousands, however, and after 10 years only a few
A 1906 earthquake destroyed the huge basilica, but little Mission Dolores
remained unharmed. Today much of the original church interior is intact,
including fine examples of early California art. It is still an active church
and the original bells, all cast within five years of the church's completion,
are still rung during Holy Week.
Precision-cut, foam core parts
Short history of the mission included
Complete assembly instructions
One San Francisco de Asis Kit
In the state of California, many 4th Grade students get involved in
building a model of one of the California Spanish missions
Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep
away from children 3 years of age and younger
Cardboard roof material is supplied with the kit. Optional adobe
style roofing tiles are shown in some photographs and are
available at your craft supply store