Quiz: How well do you know the Mission?

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The Mission is chock full of history.

It’s been nearly 250 years since Mission Dolores – our neighborhood’s namesake and the oldest surviving building in San Francisco – was erected by Spanish settlers. Since then we have seen earthquakes, protests, films, commerce, artwork, fires and festivals all form part of the great tapestry of Mission history.

But what do you really know about the history of the Mission? We are starting a new series of weekly mini-quizzes to test the limits of your antique know-how.

As you progress through the seven-question quiz, click on the images to open articles that may shed light on the answers. It is not cheating; it is research.


Will was born in the UK and studied English at the University of Oxford. After a few years in publishing, he fled to the United States where he studied data journalism at Columbia University. Will has strong opinions on healthcare, the environment and the Oxford comma.

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