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Serra View

You are currently standing outside the Junípero Serra Museum. This building is not the mission. Rather, this structure was built in 1929 in the Mission Revival style to house the San Diego Historical Society (now San Diego History Center). Commissioned by George Marston and designed by William Templeton Johnson, it was dedicated on July 16, 1929 – 160 years to the day after Father Junípero Serra planted a wooden cross on the hillside, said mass, and blessed the site below. The subsequent building of the original mission on this site, before it was relocated to its present location, was the first permanent European structure in what is today the State of California.

How the Serra View looks in 2018.   You can rotate your device to look in 360 Degrees or use any Virtual Reality headset.