Welcome to the
the Historic San Antonio Mission
The Friends of Historic San Antonio Mission is dedicated to the preservation of the pristine historical and cultural setting of the Mission San Antonio de Padua and the preservation of both Mission San Antonio and nearby Mission San Miguel, the two Salinan Missions in the California mission chain.
Mission San Antonio de Padua was founded on
Milpitas Ranch House – Hearst's “Hacienda”
In addition, with its assembled expertise in preservation, especially with regards to adobe structures, the Friends have special interest in Mission San Miguel Arcangel, recently damaged by an earthquake and in serious need of restoration. Mission San Miguel is unique in the chain of missions because its walls have the original Indian paintings. It is also near a large military reservation – Camp Roberts.
|Mission San Antonio is surrounded by
Fort Hunter Liggett, a US military reservation of
some 165,000 acres comprised primarily of the larger part of the approx
250,000 acre estate of William Randolph Hearst, an estate which includes the
“Hearst Castle” at San Simeon. On a
small rise on the land acquired by the military just overlooking Mission San
Antonio sits the Milpitas Hacienda, Hearst’s “hunting lodge”, designed by
Julia Morgan, who also designed the “Castle”.
by the National Park Service found that “the Milpitas Hacienda is nationally
It is surely one of the most beautifully situated and architecturally
pleasing structures in
Mission San Miguel after 2004 Quake –
The Dutton Hotel (right), also on the
National Register is one of several
other historic adobes in need of
restoration. The district in the area
is particularly rich in adobes, and
remarkably undeveloped in recent times.
Letter of Welcome:
The Friends of Historic San Antonio Mission welcomes persons who have an interest in these
beautiful Missions in
and Monterey . Since its inception in 1991, San Luis Obispo Counties
the FHSAM board of directors has worked to preserve the numerous cultural and historical
sites on the vast acreage surrounding the Missions, sites which, if further damaged or
destroyed, would compromise San Antonio Mission's unique setting, as well as the Missions
While our Board of Directors comprises the actual "membership" of the Friends, we welcome
donations from "Supporters" who are interested in assisting us in this valuable task. Our
supporters receive periodic newsletters as well as the satisfaction of knowing they are
assisting in the preservation of the
's valuable heritage. I encourage you to Mission
enroll as a Friends of Historic San Antonio Mission Supporter today!
Suggested tax-deductible donations are
$10.00 (suggested minimum)
Send donations to
Friends of Historic San Antonio Mission
73501 W Highway 198 Coalinga, CA 93210
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