What type of materials were used to build Mission San Jose the first time and what materials were used to rebuild it.?
When any mission was first "founded" the organizing party of padres, soldiers and neophytes from nearby missions had to erect temporary crude structures out of wood and other local materials. Gradually over the next few years more elaborate buildings were constructed, typically with adobe bricks.
Construction on the present San Jose church started in 1805, about eight years after the mission was founded. The church was destroyed by an earthquake in 1868, partially restored in 1916 and 1950 and extensively reconstructed in 1982-85.