San Diego Presidio Site

California State Historic Landmark 59

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#059 San Diego Presidio Site
Soldiers, sailors, indians, and Franciscan missionaries from New Spain occupied the land at Presidio Hill on May 17, 1769 as a military outpost. Two months later, Fr. Junipero Serra established the first San Diego Mission on Presidio Hill. Officially proclaimed a Spanish presidio on January 1, 1774, the fortress was later occupied by a succession of Mexican forces. The presidio was abandoned in 1837 after San Diego became a pueblo.

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Next to parking lot across Presidio Dr from Serra Museum, Presidio Park, Old Town, San Diego.

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