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Oceanside in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission San Luís Rey de Francia

 
 
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, April 23, 2006
1. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Marker
Inscription. Founded June 12, 1798 by Father Lasuen, then president of the California missions, and administered by Father Peyri. Notable for its impressive architecture — a composite of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican.
 
Erected by Department of Public Works–Division of Highways. (Marker Number 239.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 13.929′ N, 117° 19.141′ W. Marker is in Oceanside, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from North El Camino Real north of Mission Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. From the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 5) take the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway (State Route 76) to the Rancho del Oro Drive intersection. Turn left and you're on North El Camino Real. Cross Mission Avenue and turn right onto the driveway of the mission. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside CA 92057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walled Garden (approx. Ľ mile away); El Camino Real Bell (approx. 3.4 miles away);
Marker in the Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, April 23, 2006
2. Marker in the Parking Lot
Guajome Ranch House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Boys of '45 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Retreat Hell! (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Historic Landmark 239. This page has some photos of the mission. (Submitted on June 21, 2006.) 

2. Official Website of Mission San Luis Rey. (Submitted on June 21, 2006.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia & Marker located under the flags. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2010
3. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia & Marker located under the flags.
Registered National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2010
4. Registered National Historic Landmark Plaque
San Luis Rey Mission Church
Has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites ACt of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1970
National Catholic Historical Site Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise
5. National Catholic Historical Site Plaque
National
Catholic Historical Site Mission
San Luis Rey de Francia
June 13, 1798
Commemorated by International
Order of the Alhambra
Ben Ziri Caravan No. 218
Oceanside, Calif.
June 7 1981
National Society of the Children of the American Revolution Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2010
6. National Society of the Children of the American Revolution Plaque
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
1798
Dedicated
March 29, 1980
California State Society
of the
N.S.C.A.R.
Daughters of the American Revolution Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2010
7. Daughters of the American Revolution Plaque
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia
King of the Missions
in California
Founded in 1798
By Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen
And Administered by Franciscan Friars
Placed by
Santa Margarita Chapter
District XIV
California State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
March 18 2000
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, December 21, 2012
8. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia
Inside the church. It is presently under construction. It is usually only opened on the tour or mass.
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia 1890 image. Click for full size.
9. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia 1890
There is a display of photo's just inside of the church.
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia image. Click for full size.
10. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia
The bell tower collapsed in 1926.
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia image. Click for full size.
11. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia
20th Century restoration by Fr. Jeremiah O'Keefe and Zacatecan Friars.
San Luis Rey Mission, California image. Click for full size.
By Pacific Novelty Company, San Francisco
12. San Luis Rey Mission, California
There is no description, other than title, on postcard
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2010
13. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia Marker
There are two California Historical Markers for the mission. This one is located down by the Lavaderias (Indian Launderies).
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia 1900's image. Click for full size.
14. Mission San Luís Rey de Francia 1900's
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. This page has been viewed 6,335 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   12. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   13. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   14. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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