- Judah Berger
Inside410 Historical Marker Love - San Fernando Cathedral
These markers surround us because we live in a community steeped in history and culture. We are sometimes so inundated with what we have in front of us that we end up not taking a minute to enjoy the past that has so enriched our lives and gives our city such a unique and wonderful spirit.
Built by Spanish subjects during the middle of the eighteenth century, San Fernando was a visible sign of San Antonios origins. Its prominent location between the two central plazas of the city was a silent reminder of enduring Tejano presence and vitality. For Tejanos, their parish was not an immigrant haven in a strange new land, but the one institution from their past which was not taken over by Anglo-American immigrants to their city. As such, it was not a way station on the road to assimilation, but a focal point for Tejano resistance to the diminishment of their religious and cultural heritage.
Aluminum 27 x 42 Subject Marker
Erected 2008 by Bexar County and the city of San Antonio.
Location. 29° 25.465′ N, 98° 29.623′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dolorosa and Main Plaza. The marker lays flat on the ground in the Main Plaza grounds.
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