Introduction to the Missions of the Southwest

This website was created by Kimberly Mast of the University of Arizona and is a work in progress that will eventually encompass research on the art, history and preservation of the Missions of the Pimeria Alta, also known as the Kino Missions of Arizona and Northern Sonora. The first portion of this project, an analysis of the architecture and history of the sister Mission Churches of San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, AZ and Nuestra Señora de la Purisimia Concepcion de Caborca, Sonora will be completed in May 2015 with more to follow.

The site aims to serve as a resource for scholars, students and interested citizens to provide historical photographic and primary source resources relating to the design, history and preservation of these mission structures over time.