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Where are the Spanish missions on the Colorado River?

Michael Barnes

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When Texans think of Spanish missions, they visualize San Antonio.

There, five 18th-century missions, including the Alamo, have been lovingly preserved or partially reconstructed. Downriver in Goliad, the similarly rebuilt La Bahía crowns a hill above the town.

But missions in Austin? Really? If so, where are the stone-walled enclosures, stuccoed chapels and soft curves picked up by Southwestern designers ever since the 1700s?

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