#49:  Adobe Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

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3963 Conde St, Old Town, San Diego



State Plaque


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Plaque Text:

Adobe Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Originally built as the home of San Diego’s John Brown in 1850, the house was converted to a church by Don Jose Aguirre in 1858. Father Antonio D. Ubach, formerly a missionary among the Indians, was parish priest here from 1866 to 1907. It is said that he was the model for “Father Gaspara” in Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona. In 1937 the WPA rebuilt the adobe chapel close to its original site.

California registered historical landmark No. 49

Originally registered Dec. 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of San Diego, San Diego County Historical Days Ass'n and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, September 24, 1988.

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