"Padre Junípero Serra"

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This sculpture was erected as a monument to Junipero Serra, a Franciscan friar who founded the first Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco. It was dedicated on November 17, 1907.

The sculpture was cast in bronze by the American Bronze Company, and Raymond Granite Company constructed the hidden rectangular base beneath the figure of the friar. The $10,000 it took to make was funded by James D. Phelan.

Fun Fact! Standing on a nine-foot base, in total the sculpture is 21 feet tall.

Location

Centered between Music Concourse Drive, Bowl Drive and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in the Music Concourse's north-west corner

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