Mission Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Fernando Mission
We honor those men of faith, courage and vision who guided the founding of the mission and also those who have preserved it for posterity.
Erected 1970 by Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 157.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 16.392′ N, 118° 27.677′ W. Marker is in Mission Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from San Fernando Mission Boulevard 0.3 miles east of Sepulveda Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the central courtyard on the Mission grounds, open 9-5 every day. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Mission Hills CA 91345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Fernando Rey de España (a few steps from this marker); Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "This Fountain" (about 600 feet away); Andres Pico Adobe Ranchito Romulo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. half a mile away); Lopez Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mission Hills.
Regarding San Fernando Mission. Mission San Fernando Rey de España was founded by Father Lasuén on September 8, 1797. A house belonging to Francisco Reyes, on Encino Rancho, furnished temporary shelter for the missionary in charge. An adobe chapel, built and blessed in December 1806, was damaged by the destructive earthquake of 1812; a new church was completed in 1818. Source: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Notable Buildings •
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