I Got Yer Spanish Style, Right Here!

California is someplace where Spanish architecture abounds, both old and new.

Mission San Jose in Fremont, California, was founded in 1797, with the original adobe church building being completed in 1808. Sixty years later it was destroyed by an earthquake, leaving a few buildings including its adjacent convent. A wooden church structure stood on the site until 1982, when it was relocated across the bay in San Mateo where it still serves an Anglican congregation. Between 1982 and 1985 the adobe mission church was reconstructed on its historical site as it existed in1830. Saint Joseph's has remained an active Catholic parish since its founding.

Although it shares the name, "San Jose" with the city located 13 miles to the south, they are not related historically or politically.

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