Debating Preservation in the Southwest's Spanish Missions

  • Tumacácori mission

    Ariana Brocious
  • A workman on the dome of the San Xavier del Bac mission in the desert near Tucson.

    Bob Vint
  • The unprotected adobe walls of the Guevavi

    Ariana Brocious
  • Calabasas

    Ariana Brocious
  • The San Xavier del Bac mission, circa 1913.

    Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (pan 6a00493)
  • Restoration gone bad at Tumacácori, where holes were drilled for rebar in an attempt to keep the plaster in place.

    Ariana Brocious
  • Details from the interior of San Xavier.

    Bob Vint
  • Details from the interior of San Xavier.

    Ariana Brocious