#0105 Royal Presidio Chapel of San Carlos Borromeo


#0105 Royal Presidio Chapel of San Carlos Borromeo

Site Information:

550 Church St, Monterey

36.595700, -121.890360

Plaque Information:

Private Plaque (National Historic Landmark plaque)

36.595797, -121.890442

Plaque text:

Royal Presidio Chapel has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1933. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service 1961

OHP Description:

Established as a mission by Father Serra, June 3, 1770, this became the royal Presidio Chapel when the mission was moved to Carmel. The chapel was rebuilt with stone in 1791 and became the parish church in 1835, due to secularization. In a dilapidated condition in 1850, it was reconstructed and altered with money donated by Governor Pacheco in 1858.

Registered 3/29/1933