Mission - San Luis Obispo - 1772 
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission was founded by Father Serra September 1, 1772. It is the fifth in the chain of 21 California Missions. The mission was named for Saint Louis, Bishop of Toulouse, France.  In 1822 Mexico won independence and California came under Mexican rule.  The Mexican government sold  Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.  Various rooms functioned as a jail and courthouse.  In the 1930's, the Mission was restored to early mission style. As it appears today, the Mission reminds us  of its origins and history.  
 by Maria Hetenyi