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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Quarry

 
 
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By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
1. The Quarry Marker
Inscription.  

This quarry was the source of stone for building Mission Concepción and portions of Mission San José.

Indian and Mestizo laborers used picks and axes to cut grooves in the limestone rock, and bars and wedges to pry up the rough blocks. Stonemasons shaped and finished the stone.

As they built the missions the Franciscans modified European and Moorish architectural traditions to use local materials and local labor.

Spanish:
La Cantera
De ésta cantera fue extraída la piedra para la construcción de la Misión de La Concepción y parte de la Misión de San José.

Obreros indígenas y mestizos usaron picos y hachas para picar la piedra y barras y cuñas para levantar los ásperos bloques. Los albañiles dieron forma y pulieron la piedra.

A medida que construían las misiones, los franciscanos modificaron la arquitectura tradicional de origen moro y europea de acuerdo con los materiales y mano de obra del lugar.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology
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By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
2. The Quarry and the Marker
ArchitectureChurches & ReligionNative Americans.
 
Location. 29° 23.437′ N, 98° 29.52′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Road and Felisa Street, on the left when traveling south on Mission Road. The marker is located just north of the Mission parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 807 Mission Road, San Antonio TX 78210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission Concepción (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Francisco Xavier de Nájera (approx. half a mile away); Carl Hilmar Guenther House (approx. 1½ miles away); Biesenbach House (approx. 1½ miles away); Edward Steves Homestead (approx. 1½ miles away); Old Edward Steves House (approx. 1½ miles away); Elias and Lucy Edmonds House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Norton-Polk-Mathis House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña Mission. Concepción is the best preserved Spanish mission in Texas. Its stone church, which was completed in 1755 and
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By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
3. Mission Concepción
has never fallen into ruin, is considered by some historians to be the oldest unrestored church in the United States.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Mexican Americans. People of Mexican descent in Texas trace their biological origins to the racial mixture that occurred following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 1520s. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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