Mission Trails Historic Sites

Mission Trails Historic Sites Directory

Acequias

Acequias

One of the most significant accomplishments of the Spanish Colonial residents of San Antonio was their construction of a complex and expansive irrigation system comprising dams, gates, and...
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Alamo Cenotaph

Alamo Cenotaph

The Alamo Cenotaph is a memorial located near the front of the Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero) and stands to commemorate the men and women who chose to defend the Alamo rather than surrender...
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Big Tex Industrial Complex

Big Tex Industrial Complex

The former Big Tex Industrial Complex operated throughout the early twentieth century and reflects the significant role San Antonio historically played as a regional agricultural processing hub.
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Blue Star Street Industrial Historic District

Blue Star Street Industrial Historic District

The National Register of Historic Places-listed Blue Star Street Industrial Historic District represents a unique example of an early twentieth century terminal railway facility.

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Ethel Wilson Harris House

Ethel Wilson Harris House

The Ethel Wilson Harris House is located immediately adjacent to the Mission San José Complex and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

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Fairmount Hotel

Fairmount Hotel

The National Register of Historic Places-listed Fairmount Hotel at the corner of South Alamo and Nueva Streets was originally constructed in 1906 on Commerce Street.

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Fire Station No.7

Fire Station No.7

The San Antonio Fire Station No. 7 is located on a traffic island at 604 South Alamo Street near its intersection with Lavaca Street. The two-story Spanish Colonial Revival-style building was...
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Goehring House

Goehring House

The Roland Goehring House is located at 635 South Presa and represents one of the oldest residential properties still standing in the area. In addition to its age, the house is significant as an...
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Guenther House

Guenther House

The National Register of Historic Places-listed Carl Hilmar Guenther House was originally constructed in 1859, making it one of the oldest houses in the King William neighborhood. It was...
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Hipolito F. Garcia Post Office and Federal Building

Hipolito F. Garcia Post Office and Federal Building

The iconic Hipolito F. Garcia Post Office and Federal building was constructed from 1935 to 1936 with the support of the Federal Public Works Administration. The United States government...
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Hot Wells Resort

Hot Wells Resort

The location of the former nationally renowned Hot Wells Resort is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Mission Parkway Historical District. The resort represented a...
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Joske’s Department Store

Joske’s Department Store

Joske’s Department Store was founded in 1869 by Julius Joske, a prominent Jewish merchant from Germany who came to San Antonio to escape religious persecution. Just after his arrival, he...
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Lone Star Brewery

Lone Star Brewery

The establishment of the Lone Star Brewery along Mission Road in 1940 was part of an extended history of commercial brewing in San Antonio that began with William A. Menger’s Western Brewery...
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Medical Arts Building

Medical Arts Building

The former Medical Arts Building, currently known as the Emily Morgan Hotel, was constructed in 1926 and represents an intact example of the type of Neo-Gothic skyscraper popular throughout the...
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Menger Hotel

Menger Hotel

One of the most iconic and historically significant buildings in San Antonio, the original portion of the National Register of Historic Places-listed Menger Hotel, was constructed on Alamo Plaza...
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Mission Concepción (Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna)

Mission Concepción (Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna)

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísma Concepción de Acuña (Mission Concepción) is located approximately three miles south of downtown San Antonio. The mission was...
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Mission Espada (Mission San Francisco de la Espada)

Mission Espada (Mission San Francisco de la Espada)

Mission San Francisco de la Espada was established in San Antonio in 1731. Like two of the area’s other Spanish Colonial-era missions, it was relocated from East Texas, where it had...
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Mission Road Power Plant - City Public Services (CPS)

Mission Road Power Plant - City Public Services (CPS)

The Mission Road Power Plant - City Public Services (CPS) is one of the earliest and largest power plants in San Antonio. Electricity first appeared in the city in 1882 through the San...
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Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo)

Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo)

Mission San Antonio de Valero was founded in 1718 by Fray Antonio de Olivares. Olivares arrived in the San Antonio area in that year with Native American converts from Mission San Francisco Solano...
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Mission San Francisco Xavier de Najera Centennial Marker

Mission San Francisco Xavier de Najera Centennial Marker

The Mission San Francisco Xavier de Najera Centennial Marker is located along Mission Road, adjacent to the Riverside Golf Course. The Texas Centennial was a year-long, state-wide celebration of...
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