Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Mission de la Purísima Concepción de María Santísima

A Spanish mission guard was posted here for a time (1787-1821) after Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuén established the new mission. After the 1812 earthquake, the mission was rebuilt at a new site. Ruins remain at the original site, located near Locust Avenue between "E" and "G" Streets. The second site is now a state park, located at 2295 Purisima Road, about two miles northeast of town. The new mission was restored in the 1930's, including the Soldiers' Barracks and Mess Hall (1816). The complex is considered to be the most completely restored of any California mission.
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Updated 8 February 2016