Although we have no period drawings of Mission Dolores, it would have shared many similarities with the mission compound at Los Adaes shown above, as drawn by Joseph de Urrutia in 1767. The church is building 5 and the priest’s residence is building 6. A perimeter fence incorporates the walls of the structures to enclose the compound, which includes a garden courtyard. The two structures to the south might be the residence of a married soldier assigned to protect the mission.
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