#0059 San Diego Presidio Site


#0059 San Diego Presidio Site

Site information:

2727 Presidio Dr, San Diego


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

San Diego Presidio Site

Soldiers, sailors, Indians and Franciscan missionaries from New Spain occupied the land at Presidio Hill on May 17, 1769 as a military outpost. Two months later, Fr. Junipero Serra established the first San Diego mission on Presidio Hill. Officially proclaimed a Spanish presidio on January 1, 1774, the fortress was later occupied by a succession of Mexican forces. The presidio was abandoned in 1837 after San Diego became a pueblo.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 59

First registered Dec. 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, August 8, 1992.

Registered 12/6/1932