Espada Aqueduct

Also known as: Espada Aqueduct and Acequia
Espada Rd., E of U.S. 281S, San Antonio, Texas

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Espada Aqueduct

Looking SW

Photo taken by Bobette and Royce Haley in March 2014

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Description 

Probably constructed between 1731 and 1745, this sturdy masonry aqueduct was once part of an irrigation system serving five area missions. It is the only remaining Spanish structure of its type in the United States. It is included in San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 19, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000809
Areas of significance
Engineering; Exploration/Settlement; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water works
Current function
Water works
Period of significance
1700-1749
Significant years
1731; 1745

Update Log 

  • July 19, 2014: New photos from Bobette and Royce Haley

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