#0340 Mission La Purisima


#0340 Mission La Purisima

Site information:

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, N side of intersection of Mission Gate Rd and Purisima Rd, on State Hwy 246, 3 mi E of Lompoc

34.711238, -120.435901

Plaque information:

Two state plaques. 

One is located at the intersection of Rucker and Harris Grade Rd, north of the mission.
34.711238, -120.435901

The other is on the north side of Hwy 246, about 1 mile east of the mission.
34.664660, -120.403145

Plaque text:

La Purisima Mission

Established, December 8, 1787, by Father Laseun. Damaged by earthquake, 1812; removed from control of Franciscans, abandoned 1834. State and National Park Service restoring major and many small structures, and water system. Only example in California of complete mission. State Historical Monument.

Department of Public Works - Division of Highways

OHP description:

Established December 8, 1787, by Father Lasuén, the mission was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1812. Removed from control of Franciscans during secularization of the missions, it was abandoned in 1834. State and National Park Services and the Civilian Conservation Corps restored major and many small structures and the water system so that today La Purisima is the only example in California of a complete mission.

Registered 8/8/1939