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San Diego Presidio

San Diego, California
County of San Diego.
Presidio Park
National Register Number: 66000226
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Priority3 in
Congressional District: CA-49 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
In 1769, at this site, the Portola-Serra land and sea expeditions united and established the first permanent European settlement of the Pacific Coast of the present-day United States. Fray Junipero Serra founded the Mission of San Diego de Alcala, the first of the California missions. The Presidio served as a base for exploring expeditions into the interior and as the military headquarters for Southern California.

The Presidio site is located on a bluff which was been eroded and undermined since it was cut away for road construction at the foot of the bluff. The bluff has now been stabilized, backfilled and capped, and the site is being regularly monitored by skilled professionals.

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