San Diego Presidio Site
California State Historic Landmark 59
#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.
Nothing remains of this site.
Next to parking lot across Presidio Dr from Serra Museum, Presidio Park, Old Town, San Diego.
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