National Register of Historic Places. Mission San Fernando is the site of California's first gold discovery in 1842. San Fernando is the seventeenth
mission-founded September 8, 1797 by Fr. Lasuén. The 1806 church building was damaged in the 1812 earthquake and restored four times before the 1971 Sylmar earthquake did considerable damage. The rebuilt church was damaged again in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and is now in good condition, though substantially reconstructed. The original Convento wing stands as the largest two-story adobe building in California. Mission San Fernando is home to archival records from the LA Archdiocese, including baptismal records and books from several missions.
Immediate and Long-Term Funding Needs:
to the Mission
- Important collections in need of professional inventory, upgraded housing, and security.
- Assessment of convento building for additional retrofit
I-405 North or South:
Exit San Fernando Mission Blvd, proceed west. (Los Angeles County)