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Seismic Retrofitting and Renovations

For California Missions Foundation

In 2007, the Hind Foundation granted $100,000 to Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa for seismic retrofitting and renovations, which were required by the City of San Luis Obispo to be completed by year 2010. With a final cost of $2.7 million, the project was completed and the Mission rededicated in February 2009, many months ahead of schedule. Founded on September 1, 1772 by Junipero Serra, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, was the fifth of 21 missions established by Franciscans in California; it now represents one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Monterey.

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Safe and Sound

The reinforced California Historical Landmark – now structurally safe and sound for its parishioners and the general public – will be able to better withstand any future seismic events and live on in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.

“Again, I extend by deepest appreciation for your continuing support of the Old Mission, San Luis Obispo.” 
~ Rev. Russell Brown, Pastor

Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $100,000
Year Funded: 2007
Year Completed: 2007

About the Organization
California Missions Foundation
26555 Carmel Rancho Blvd
Suite 7
Carmel, CA 93923
(805) 543-6850

The Foundation is the only organization dedicated to the long-term preservation and restoration needs of all California missions and their associated historic and cultural resources for public benefit.