San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
More than a church, Mission Concepción was also a village, fort, school, farm, and ranch.
At the missions the Franciscans gathered the native peoples together, converted them to Catholicism, taught them Spanish culture, and sought to establish Spanish control of the Texas frontier.
Indian families lived in rooms along the interior of the compound walls.
Thick limestone walls defended the mission community from attacks by Indians.
The church was the center of religious activity and the center of mission life.
Indians of the mission raised crops and livestock on the nearby fields and outlying ranches.
Misión de La Concepción
Mas que iglesia, la Misión de La Concepción sirvió como aldea, fuerte, escuela, granja y rancho.
En las misiones, los franciscanos agruparon a los indígenas, los convirtieron al catolicismo, les enseñaron la cultura española e intentaron establecer el dominio español en la frontera de Texas.
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Las familias indígenas tenían sus habitaciones en el interior
Gruesas murallas de caliza protegían la comunidad misional de ataques de indios.
La iglesia fue el centro de la actividad religiosa de la vida misional.
Los indios de las misiones sembraban cosechas y criaban ganado en campos cercanos y ranchos fronterizos.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Forts and Castles • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans.
Location. 29° 23.426′ N, 98° 29.496′ 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 east 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. The Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Francisco Xavier de Nájera (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carl Hilmar Guenther House (approx. 1½ miles away); Biesenbach House (approx. 1½ miles away); Edward Steves Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Edward Steves House 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. Mission Concepción was originally established in East Texas in 1716 and moved to its present site in San Antonio in 1731. Concepción is the best preserved Spanish mission in Texas. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Mission Architecture. The architecture of the Spanish missions in Texas is roughly a blend of three unrelated elements: (1) the materials and labor available, (2) the ingenuity of individual monastics, and (3) architectural trends of Spanish America. Spanish American architecture originally was in the Italian Renaissance tradition, to which later were added the trends of both the Spanish and Italian Baroque, and which was finally modified by native techniques and ornamentation as found in Southern Mexico and in Central and South America. 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 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.