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La Purisima Mission


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La Purisima Mission
Mission La Purisima

Mission La Purisima

© Betsy Malloy 2001

La Purisima Mission was the eleventh one built in California, founded December 8, 1787 by Father Fermin Lasuen. Its name La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima means "The Immaculate Conception of Mary the Most Pure."

If you're here because you want to visit La Purisima Mission, you may want to read up on its history first, take a look at some pictures or just get the location which is below.

If you're looking for background material for a California Fourth Grade report, use this page and the mission history. If you're building a model for your project, check out the layout and floor plan and take a look at the pictures. If you need some help, try the model-building books and resources.

Interesting Facts about La Purisima Mission

  • Mission La Purisima is the only mission built in a straight line
  • Mission La Purisima is the most completely restored mission

La Purisima Mission Timeline

  • 1787 - Father Lasuen founds Mission La Purisima
    1804 - Father Payeras arrives
    1812 - Earthquake, Mission La Purisima moved
    1823 - Father Payeras dies
    1824 - Indian uprising
    1835 - Secularized
    1845 - Sold at auction
    1935 - Restoration begins at Mission La Purisima

Where Is La Purisima Mission Located?

Mission La Purisima
2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA
Mission Website and current hours
Mission La Purisima is located near the town of Lompoc. From US 101, exit onto California Highway 246 west. Follow Highway 246 for about 18 miles and take the second turn on the right after passing the La Purisima Mission Golf Course. Mission La Purisima is about a mile down the road.

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