A Paris Vespers Service

[Photo Credit: Muna Cristal]

Julia had played the violin throughout her childhood, and she delighted in the music she heard in the churches of Paris. On Easter Sunday in 1897, she and a visiting friend attended Vespers at 6:00 p.m in the Baroque Church of Saint-Sulpice, where the girls heard a spectacular Easter service featuring “over 200 young priests’ voices, cello, basses, violins, and organs. . . .”

[Julia Morgan Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2-D-17-11.]