"Mission Delores " Mission District Tip by keeweechic

Mission District, San Francisco: 53 reviews and 132 photos


Mission Delores is the oldest building in San Francisco, is located at the spiritual centre of its namesake, the Mission District. Founded in 1776, the first mass was held in June, five days before the Declaration of Independence was signed (although formal Church documentation didn?t officially establish the mission until October of that year and the building itself was not completed until 1791).

The building managed to survive the 1906 earthquake. It has 4 foot thick adobe walls, redwood beams lashed together with rawhide to support the room and the ceiling is painted with vegetable dyes.

Address: Mission District
Directions: Area surrounding Valencia and 16th Street
Website: http://missiondna.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 26, 2003
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