#0327 Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores)


#0327 Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores)

Site information:

Dolores St between 16th and 17th St, San Francisco


Plaque information:

Private plaque located on mission grounds. Fee required for entry during operating hours.

Plaque text:

Mision San Francisco De Asis
(Mission Dolores)

This edifice the construction of which was started in 1788, was dedicated August 2, 1791.  An adobe structure in use since that time, it is the oldest building in San Francisco.  Original adobe brick walls and roof tiles are still in place.

Plaque placed by the California State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Everett E. Jones, State regent.  March 12, 1975.  U.S.A. bicentennial dedication

OHP description:

The sixth mission to be founded was San Francisco de Asis. This mission was dedicated by Father Junipero Serra on October 9, 1776; construction of mission buildings was completed 1784. Mission Dolores has none of the usual arches, arcades, and towers which adorn the more elaborate sister missions, but nonetheless its massive simplicity makes it impressive.

Registered 8/8/1939