Mission San Luis Obispo del Tolosa, interior alcove detail. Established in 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded by Junipero Serra, first president of the California missions. It 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. Fremont and his California battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.
Location: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Image ID: 22235