Mission San Juan. Photo by Scott Ball.

World Heritage Weekend: Celebrating San Antonio History and Preservation

For the many dedicated and often unsung people in San Antonio who labored over the years to preserve the San Antonio Missions and the Alamo and win them recognition as the first urban World Heritage site west of the Mississippi River, July 5 was a special day when UNESCO members in Bonn, Germany voted unanimously to place the Spanish colonial structures on the list of World Heritage sites.