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Mission Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Fernando Mission

 
 
San Fernando Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
1. San Fernando Mission Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1797 by Father Fermin Francisco Lasuen

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 Fernanda Maria, General Richard Gridley, Achois Comahavit, Antelope Valley, Potreros Verdes, Santa Susana, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution San Fernando Valley. (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 east of Sepulveda Boulevard (Route .5), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located approximately 0.5 miles east of the intersection on the Mission grounds. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Fernando Rey de España (a few steps from this marker); Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. (about 300 feet away, measured
San Fernando Mission Marker - wide view (with church entrance and Serra statue) image. Click for full size.
November 28, 2010
2. San Fernando Mission Marker - wide view (with church entrance and Serra statue)
in a direct line); "This Fountain" (about 600 feet away); Mission Dam (approx. half a mile away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.2 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 1.2 miles away); César Chávez Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Griffith Ranch (approx. 3.1 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 in Septmber 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, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
3. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
4. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
5. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
El Camino Real image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
6. El Camino Real
El Camino Real
Mission San Fernando
Rey de España
Founded 1797
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
7. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
8. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
9. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
San Fernando Rey de España
The Mission in the Valley
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
10. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
11. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
12. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
13. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Junipero Serra image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
14. Junipero Serra
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
15. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
San Fernando Mission
1797

Declared
Historic Cultural Monument No. 23
by the
Cultural Heritage Board
Municipal Art Department
City of Los Angeles
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
16. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
17. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
18. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission San Fernando Rey de España image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
19. Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Our Lady of the Archives image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
20. Our Lady of the Archives
Fray Junipero Serra image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 31, 2002
21. Fray Junipero Serra
San Fernando Mission Church presbytery with altar image. Click for full size.
November 28, 2010
22. San Fernando Mission Church presbytery with altar
Fermin Francisco de Lasuen image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 23, 2002
23. Fermin Francisco de Lasuen
See Nearby Marker for additional information.
Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M.<br>(1726-1803) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 31, 2002
24. Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M.
(1726-1803)
Born in Victoria, Spain - 1736. Joined the Franciscan Order in 1751. Sent to the College of San Fernando in Mexico City in 1759.

Labored in Mexico and Baja California until 1775. Spent 10 years at Mission San Diego.

Selected 2nd Presidente of the missions (1785) succeeding Fr. Serra. Established 9 mission including San Fernando. Buried at Carmel in 1803. R.I.P.
 
 
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