Archive - Jan 5, 2006

San Xavier Mission



My dad's high school roomate Elmer took Lance and I to San Xavier Mission today, just south of Tucson. The mission was built by the Spanish and completed in 1797. Right now it is undergoing a restoration of the stucco on the towers. The work is slow. Each tower will cost $1.3 million.



Attached to the mission is a functioning school and a Franciscan monastery. The arches frame the scene looking north towards Tucson.