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Carmel Mission

Carmel, California
County of Monterey.
3080 Rio Road
National Register Number: 66000214
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: CA-17 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Established in June 1770 by Father Junipero Serra, the Mission Church of San Carlos de Borromeo served as the headquarters for the "padre presidente" and was thus the most important of the California missions. By 1852 it lay in ruins. Since that time it has been restored and reconstructed, and today is an excellent example of a California mission.

Preliminary findings of a structural survey, currently underway by Architectural Resources Group of San Francisco, indicate some work to the buildings may be necessary to ensure conservation for future generations.

No new changes to the landmark at this time.

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