#0325 Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa


#0325 Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Site information:

Monterey between Chorro and Broad Sts, San Luis Obispo


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

A Spanish mission founded by Fray Junipero Serra, O.F.M., First president of the California missions. This was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma. Built by the Chumash Indians living in the area. Its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California Missions. In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California Battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee, San Luis Obispo County Historical Society, and Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, Parlors No.290 and No.108, May 15, 1966.

Registered 8/8/1939