Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Doors And Windows At The Mission Of San Ignacio De Loyola In Baja California Sur



In this third post on the Mission Church of San Ignacio de Loyola 
in San Ignacio, B.C.S. we take a look at the windows and doors.

To see the front door of the church go to the first post on the mission:
and for another look at the exterior along the nave:



All of the doors used around the mission are different, 
 giving a nice diversity of doors
 which were probably built and added at different times.


All the doors have a different number of panels
 and the surrounding trim varies from stone to cement.


The above multiple panel door is also the only one with wood trim.


On the nave side of the church is this array of doors...


...and window.


This window above gives an idea of the thickness of the stone walls.


This window may have never had glass 
but the shutters were used to close off the room at night.


This door above out on the street has a nicely carved door...


...which must have been used in the design of this door
 which we came across in walking around town;
maybe it was built by the same person.

Both doors have a very narrow bottom rail
 which is unusual in that the bottom rail is normally much wider 
giving the door a stronger structure.

It shows how much significance a magnificent building 
such as the mission can have on a town 
both in providing design ideas as well 
as for employing skilled trades people.

In the next post we will take a look at the town of San Ignacio.

For more, go to LABELS on the right side bar and click on:
Doors Doorways Gates And Entryways,
 Windows And Skylights,
or Building In Baja California Sur.

2 comments:

  1. I visited there many years ago.
    Thanks for the memory...

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  2. San Ignacio is one of my favorite missions. The zocalo outside the church is equally nice. I remember eating a quesadilla and scrambled eggs the last time I was there. The chef's daughter was watching cartoons on TV while I admired the ancient appearance of the building. The town probably popped up just after the mission was completed in 1728, and most of the walls of the buildings in the zocalo, while often painted and replastered, were probably constructed in that period.

    San Ignacio is lovely and tranquil. I highly recommend it as a place to spend the night on the way to La Paz or Cabo.

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