• Sunlight illuminates the top of historic Mission San José de Tumacácori church.

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Dome

While the dome of the Tumacácori Mission church is of burnt adobe construction, the lime plaster still must be stripped away and replaced periodically as it deteriorates.
 
Dome preservation
NPS Photo by David Yubeta

Did You Know?

Small Pox Epidemic

Small pox and measles epidemics on numerous occasions killed far more people than all the Apache wars combined.