17 August 2012

#123 Solvang, California, USA

Mission Santa Inés (sometimes spelled Santa Ynez) is a Spanish mission in the present-day city of SolvangCalifornia. Founded on September 17, 1804 by Father Estévan Tapís of the Franciscan order, the mission site was chosen as a midway point between Mission Santa Barbara and Mission La Purísima Concepción, and was designed to relieve overcrowding at those two missions and to serve the Indians living east of the Coast Range.

The Mission was home to the first learning institution in Alta California and today serves as a museum as well as a parish church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

U.S. National Historic Landmark: January 20, 1999
California Historical Landmark

Thank you, Katrina !

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