Mission Concepcion
Mission Concepcion   Established in 1716 as Nuestra Senora de la Puristima Concepcion de los Hainais in East Texas. The mission was moved in 1731 to its present location, where it took nearly 20 years to build. In the early years, religious festivals were held as friars spread Christian ideals and beliefs to Native Americans. This magnificent stone church appears very much as it did over 200 years ago. It is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. During its peak, the surface was covered in vivid geometric designs but the colors have long since faded and worn away. However, several interior rooms show colorful frescos that were painted over 250 years ago. Mission Concepcion's architecture is a wonderful example of Spanish Colonial architecture. Renaissance and Moorish details enhance the Romanesque forms and gothic arches and show both Native American and Spanish Catholic influences. Located at 807 Mission Road, it is a National Historic Landmark and part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.