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Inside the 1733 Mission Senora de la Purisma Concepcion

December 25, 2017
Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

 

Constructed by Franciscan Friars in 1733 when present day Texas was part of the Spanish Empire, Mission Senora de la Purisma Concepcion remains an active congregation  284 years later. Best part? All of it!

 

Contemporary images & more info on the Mission Concepcion here.

 

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