A Historical View of the San Antonio Missions
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña

Mission Concepción was originally founded in 1716 in East Texas, along with five other missions. After fifteen years of great hardship and uncertainty, Mission Concepción, along with San Juan and Espada, was moved, re-named and re-established on the San Antonio River on March 5, 1731.

About this Image:
1) Photograph of a painting of Mission Concepción by Herman Lungkwitz, showing the front (west) facade of the church and the ruins of the adjacent convento.

2) A view of the front (west) façade taken in 2001. The church's painted white lantern, a windowed structure that allows light into the dome, can be seen centered between the bell towers. Photo taken by Ron Bauml.

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Courtesy of the San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation.
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