Mission 5 on the El Camino Real was ravaged by three fires within the decade Father Serra founded it in 1772. Determined to build a less flammable roof, the fathers developed a new roofing material – red clay tiles. The tiles were so successful that by 1784 all the missions had adopted the new method of roofing. The padres’ innovation at San Luis Obispo has had an impact on Californian architecture.
Who's a furry good kitty? It's Casper, our black cat mascot, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!
This ¾" thick wooden replica is handcrafted in Wooster, Ohio, to reflect its historical features. Set it neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of this special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday. A short description is written on the back.