Voices from the San Antonio Missions

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Not everyone views preservation of historic buildings in the same way. When the National Park Service agreed to take four Spanish colonial missions of San Antonio under its wing in a collaborative effort to preserve them as monuments, it was with the agreement that the Catholic Church would maintain living parishes at San José, Concepción, Espada, and San Juan. But the parishioners, who were tied to the future of the threatened missions with their own lengthy history and lively traditions, had needs of their ...

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Overview

Not everyone views preservation of historic buildings in the same way. When the National Park Service agreed to take four Spanish colonial missions of San Antonio under its wing in a collaborative effort to preserve them as monuments, it was with the agreement that the Catholic Church would maintain living parishes at San José, Concepción, Espada, and San Juan. But the parishioners, who were tied to the future of the threatened missions with their own lengthy history and lively traditions, had needs of their own—needs that not even the Church understood. From among community members and parishioners who are still vitally concerned with the missions, Luis Torres has found an array of voices who provide an oral history rich with the passion of people attempting to keep alive a cherished past in the face of complex modern forces. The issue of conservation has never seemed more vital.

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Interviews with members of the San Antonio community involved in building, using, and preserving four historic Spanish colonial missions reveal the missions' place in the community over the past century. Includes b&w photos and drawings. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896723788
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Susie Bustillos Chavez 6
Claude Guerrero 30
Anita Bustillos Rivera 38
Dionicia Diaz Chavez 45
Emilio Guerra 59
Janie Garza 66
Josefina Flores 83
Betty Beuche 88
Cliff Beuche 118
Margaret Benavides 126
Jesse and Zoila Sanchez 147
Monsignor Balthasar Janacek 160
Margarita de la Guerra 188
Donald W. and Trudy Harris 194
Henry Guerra 214
Mary Ann Noonan Guerra 230
Robert Walker 250
Ross Hunt 262
Appendix A 283
Appendix B 289
Index 293
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