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...
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.
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Doors Doorways Gates And Entryways,
Windows And Skylights,
or Building In Baja California Sur.