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Part of the now abandoned living quarters at Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Founded in 1720, San José, was the largest of the missions in the area. At its height, the community contained about 350 Indian neophytes, sustained by extensive fields and herds of livestock. Viewed as the model among the Texas missions, San José gained a reputation as a major social and cultural center. It became known as the “Queen of the Missions.” Its imposing complex of stone walls, bastions, granary, and magnificent church was completed by 1782.
Having fallen into disrepair and partial ruin over the years, the San Antonio Conservation Society and the Federal Government among others, undertook to restore portions of the mission community in the 1920s and 1930s.
In 1941, Mission San José was declared a State Historic Site, and later that same year, a National Historic Site. The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was established in November 1978.
Taken with Pentax k-30 on 19 June 2013.
Lens Pentax 18-55mm
Slight HDR and vignette in Simply HDR for Mac