#0113 Site of Junipero Serra's Cross


#0113 Site of Junipero Serra's Cross

Site information:

Grant Park, at end of Ferro Dr, Ventura


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

San Buenaventura Mission Cross

Restored September 9, 1912 by the Alice M. Bartlett Club of San Buenaventura, California, to take the place of the Mission Cross erected on this spot by the Franciscan Missionary Padre Junipero Serra 1782

OHP description:

The first cross on the hill known as 'La Loma de la Cruz,' or the Hill of the Cross, was erected by Junípero Serra at the founding of the Mission San Buenaventura on March 31, 1782. This was the ninth and last mission founded by Father Serra in California.

Registered 3/29/1933