[graphic] National Historic Landmarks Program header [graphic]NPS Arrowhead and link to www.nps.gov[photo] Chrysler Building, New York[photo] Brown Chapel, Selma AL[phtoto] Cape Hatteras Light Station, Buxton, North Carolina[photo] Pioneer Deep Space Station, Fort Irwin, CA
San Luis Rey Mission Church

Oceanside, California
County of San Diego.
4050 Mission Avenue
National Register Number: 70000142
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility.
Congressional District: CA-48 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Church; scheduled visiting hours.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 15, 1970):
The church at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (1798) is perhaps the finest existing example of a California mission church as well as mission complex. This, the third church at the mission, was erected between 1811 and 1815. In 1893, the Catholic Church rededicated the mission as a Franciscan college, a function it continues to serve.

Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov