Historic Preservation / Cultural

San Antonio Missions


The San Antonio Franciscan Missions encompass the City’s five 18th-century Spanish Colonial missions - Mission San Antonio de Valero/The Alamo, Mission San Jose, Mission Espada, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission Concepción, along with their dozens of associated archaeological and historic sites. Spanning more than 260 years of history, the San Antonio Missions remain five of the most spectacular and complete examples of Spanish Colonial heritage in the United States. As active parish churches, four of the Missions also serve as vital elements in the social and religious lives of their local communities and in San Antonio.

For more than 60 years Ford, Powell & Carson, has been retained by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the General Land Office of Texas to work on numerous historic preservation projects for these historic buildings. Work has included a maintenance manual for the four southern missions, comprehensive condition assessment of each mission, multi-phased building stabilization, moisture repair and monitoring, interior plaster repair, roof repair and replacement, as well as stabilization and conservation of carved stone façade details and structural stabilization on all four of the southernmost missions.

Mission Concepcion Interior | Mission San Jose Exterior Detail

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