The history of the missions in Texas goes back several hundred years. The Alamo is probably the one Mission which most people remember in San Antonio, But did you know that the city boasts five missions going back to 1718 with the Alamo was constructed. The photograph in this blog is The Mission, San Jose. It was founded in 1720 and was completed in 1782 . It is about five miles from the Alamo along the San Antonio River. Known as the “Queen of the Missions,” it is the largest of the five missions in San Antonio and was almost fully restored to its original design in the 1930s by the WPA (Works Projects Administration). Ttheissions in Texas were not only churches but rather communities, with a focus on the Catholic Church. In was a social and cultural center as well. It also provided the best protection from the Indians of all the missions there. People who were farmers would live in the missions and go out to their fields during the day and return in the evenings.
I like this view of the mission because of the sunlight on the side of the structure which was framed in the corner by a tree. I will be showing others missions in future blogs. Also, the price shown for the prints includes postage and 100 percent satisfaction.
To read more about this mission go to: https://www.nps.gov/saan/learn/historyculture/sanjosehistory1.htm.