Dolores Mission; Mission San Francisco de Asis de los Dolores

A Californian mission founded, 1776, by the Franciscans, Fathers Francisco Palou and Pedro Benito Cambon. The first secular priest took charge, 1816. The corner-stone of the present church, the oldest in San Francisco, was laid, 1782. The mission building laid out in the form of a square was the center of great industrial and agricultural activity. The school was opened, 1818.

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