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Mission San Jose (21 of 29)

Founded in 1720 by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus, Mission San Jose became the largest Texas Mission. After early setbacks, 300 inhabitants were sustained by the vast fields and herds of livestock. A visitor in 1777 referred to the structure as the "Queen of the Missions". The church's carvings are among its most notable features and the famous Rose Window is considered one of the finest pieces of Spanish Colonial ornamentation in the country.