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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photo 2 & 3
Photo 4
Photo 5


Table of

Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: Plan of Mission San José.
[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.

(Adapted from Missions Education Committee, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: A Guidebook, San Antonio: Junior League of San Antonio, 1986)

Drawing 1: Key
1. Entrance Station
2. Indian Quarters (west wall)
3. West Well
4. Oven
5. Granary
6. Spanish Residence/Casa Real
7. Grape Arbor
8. Archway
9. Flour Mill
10. Amphitheater
11. Church Front Entrance
12. Sacristy
13. Convento and Portería
14. East Well
15. East Gate
16. Indian Quarters
17. Ruins (east wall)
18. Bastion (southeast)
19. Southeast Gate
20. Indian Quarters
21. South Well
22. Cemetery Plot

Photo 1: Mission San José.

[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo. (National Park Service)

Questions for Photo 1 & Drawing 1

1. Locate the different structures on Map 3. Which buildings do you think were most important to the operation of the mission? Why?

2. Do you think that Mission San José was designed to be self-sufficient? Why or why not?

3. Try to match some of the structures keyed on Map 3 to the photo.

4. What do the remaining buildings tell us about the technology of the people who lived there? How do the buildings indicate the region's climate?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Drawing 1 and Photo 1 but be aware that it will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




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