Mission San Jose was the fourteenth one built in California, founded June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen. The name Mission San Jose is in honor of Saint Joseph, the foster father of Jesus Christ and Patron of the Universal Church.
The restored mission church still stands, along with some parts of the mission quadrangle, which now house a museum.
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 Mission San Jose
- Mission San Jose is the only one east of the San Francisco Bay
- Many sources incorrectly name Mission San Jose as Mission San Jose de Guadalupe
- The only connection between Mission San Jose and the city of the same name is that they are both named for St. Joseph
Mission San Jose Timeline
- 1787 - Mission San Jose founded
1798 - Population 33 Indians
1805 - Fathers Fortuni and Duran arrive
1809 - New church completed
1825 - Population 1,800
1835 - Mission San Jose secularized
1868 - Earthquake destroys church
1985 - Mission San Jose rebuilt
Where Is Mission San Jose Located?Mission San Jose is located not in the city of the same name but in Fremont, east of the San Francisco Bay.
Mission San JoseMission San Jose is located in Fremont, California. You can get there on I-680 or I-880 by exiting at Mission Blvd. Going south on I-680, continue south. Going north on I-880 or I-680, continue north. Mission San Jose is on the east side of the street.
43300 Mission Blvd at Washington Blvd