This is the San Luis Rey de Francia|
Missions of California Educational Project.
Parental Supervision is Recommended.
San Luis Rey de Francia - the cross-shaped "King of the Missions" - was
founded by Father Fermin de Lasuen on June 13, 1798. The 18th California
mission, it was also the largest and most highly populated.
Its success was due to Father Antonio Peyri, who counseled Native
Americans for 33 years. By 1831 the mission had produced 395,000 bushels of
grain and 2500 barrels of wine. Over 53,000 head of livestock grazed its land.
After secularization, no services were held at Mission San Luis Rey for 46
years. Restoration began in 1895. It is now again a working mission, operating
as a Franciscan Seminary and an active religious center for the community.
Precision-cut, foam core parts
Short history of the mission included
Complete assembly instructions
One San Luis Rey de Francia Kit
In the state of California, many 4th Grade students get involved in
building a model of one of the California Spanish missions
Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep
away from children 3 years of age and younger
Cardboard roof material is supplied with the kit. Optional adobe
style roofing tiles are shown in some photographs and are
available at your craft supply store