Administered by City of Ventura Public Relations 501 Poli, P. O. Box 99 Ventura California 93002
Located City Hall Town Square, Poli Street & California Street Ventura California
1988. Dedicated Oct. 20, 1989
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Star-Free Press, Oct. 21, 1989.
(On plaque on base:) FATHER JUNIPERO SERRA/1713-1784/FOUNDED NINE MISSIONS IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING HIS LAST AND/MOST CHERISHED, MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURA, IN 1782./THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA GRATEFULLY RECOGNIZE/THE EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS OF COUNCILMAN RUSSELL BURNS (1918-1994)/AND MASTER CARVER WILBUR RUBOTTOM (1914-1993) TO REPLACE THE/DECAYING CONCRETE 1936 STATUE OF FATHER SERRA BY JOHN PALO-KANGAS/WITH THIS CHERISHED BRONZE COPY DEDICATED ON OCTOBER 20, 1989. unsigned
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Full-length portrait of Father Junipero Serra. He wears a cleric's robe with cowl and rope belt around the waist. A rosary hangs from his belt at his proper left side. He holds a book in his proper left hand. In his proper right hand he holds a walking stick close to his torso. He wears sandals on his feet. His head is turned to the proper left. The bronze sculpture is patinaed and stands on a concrete base faced with polished black Andean granite.