Those of you who are familiar with the Bay Area are probably wondering what the Carmel Mission has to do with Silicon Valley and why is it included in this blog? Carmel is 90 minutes South of the Silicon Valley.
|FARO Laser Tracker|
|Gate at Carmel Mission|
As a long time resident of the Bay Area, I have had the opportunity to visit many of the Missions in the vicinity of San Jose. The Bay Area Missions were all built within a 21 year time frame and therefore are similar in construction and materials. However, each Mission has it's own unique character. In addition to being the centers for religion and worship, the Missions served multiple purposes. California's Missions were the center of local government, they served as forward post for exploration of new territories, they were farming and agricultural centers, ranches, hospitals, hotels, schools, manufacturers of a variety of goods and products and the centers for the largest communities in the state.
The Bay Area is home to several Spanish Missions:
Mission Carmel- Monterey, CA, est. 1771
|Mission Carmel, circa. 1880|
Mission San Jose- Fremont, CA., est. 1797
Mission San Francisco de Asis (aka. Mission Delores)- San Francisco, CA., est. 1776
Mission Santa Clara de Asis- Santa Clara, CA. est. 1777
Mission Santa Cruz- Santa Cruz, CA. est. 1791
|Faro Laser Scanner|
I am looking forward to the results of the collaborative efforts of Blach Construction and FARO. Stay tuned for updates on the project.