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#11, La Purisima Concepción

Founded December 8, 1787
by Father Fermin Lasuen.
Lompoc.

Personal Observations

La Purisima is probably my favorite mission. It is beautifully restored and sits on a large site. There are large animal enclosures and fields in a small valley. The chapel is no longer used, but many of the work areas are restored.

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History

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Address and Directions

2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

From Highway 101, exit at State Highway 246 west at Buellton. (My recommendation is stop at Pea Soup Andersen's in Buellton for something to eat.) (Mission Santa Ines is only about five miles east of Buellton on the same Highway 246.) After about 14 miles west of Buellton, turn right onto Purisima Road for about a mile. The mission is on the right.

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Church exterior.
Church Interior
Church interior. Photo date: 11-2-02.
La Purisima Concepcion
Panorama of this large mission. Photo date: 11-2-02.
La Purisima Concepcion from Parking Lot
From parking lot. Photo date: 4-4-92.
Altar
Alter. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Altar
Alter. Photo date: 4-4-92.
Interior
Interior. Photo date: 11-2-02.

La Purisima Concepcion
Grounds. Photo date: 4-4-92.
Lether Drying
Bell tower and lether drying. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Entrance to Church
Entrance to Church. Photo date: 11-2-02.

Bell Tower
Bell Tower. Photo date: 6-23-90.
Bell Tower
Bell Tower. Photo date: 4-4-92.
Bell Tower
Bell tower. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Bell Tower
Bell tower. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Bell Tower
Bell tower. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Bell Tower
Bell tower. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Work Room
Work room interior. 11-2-02.
Grinding Wheel
Grinding wheel. 11-2-02.
Entrance
Entrance to work yard. Photo date: 11-2-02.
Ruin of Work Room
Covered ruins of a work area. Photo date: 11-2-02.
La Purisima Concepcion
Across a large field. 11-2-02.

La Purisima Concepcion
Bird nest under an eave.4-4-92.
Sheep
Sheep. Photo date: 4-4-92.
La Purisima Concepcion
This is the only mission that I have been to that has farm animals. 4-4-92.
Pig
This is the only mission that I have been to that has farm animals. 11-2-02.
La Purisima Concepcion This mission is unusual in that after the original 1787 mission was destroyed by an earthquakein 1812, a new mission was built on a new site in 1813. Originally built in what is now the City of Lompoc, the Mission is now across the river and about four miles east of town. Photo date: 4-4-92.
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