A Historical View of the San Antonio Missions
A door from the church sacristy, a storage room for religious objects, opens to a stairway leading to an upper room that served as an infirmary. An arch of distinctly Moorish design graces the passage to the infirmary stairs. The infirmary, added at a later date, features an interior window looking directly down into the sanctuary, where Mass was held. An exterior infirmary window, with a lovely shell motif above it and a window seat below, faces the east.

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1) A close–up view of the stairway leading from the sacristy on the first floor of the church to the infirmary above. Note the Moorish arch above the stairs.

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Courtesy of the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation.
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