Carmel Point, Carmel, California, United States

In 1850 the roof of the basilica collapsed

In 1850 the roof of the basilica collapsed. More space in the museum is dedicated to the restoration than to the Esselen and Ohlone who lived here before the Spanish arrived. Which, I know, there were fewer photographs and architectural drawings before the Spanish arrived. But surely these early Americans had Livejournal accounts. We could repost stuff from there.

In 1850 the roof of the basilica collapsed