The Landmark Project: CHL# 325

CHL# 325 MISSION SAN LUÍS OBISPO DE TOLOSA

Founded by Fray Junípero Serra, OFM, first president of the California missions, Mission San Luís Obispo 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. Frémont and his California Battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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