Espada Aqueduct

Espada Rd., E of U.S. 281S, San Antonio, Texas. County/parish: Bexar.

NRIS 66000809

Park name: San Antonio Missions.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • Espada Aqueduct and Acequia

From Wikipedia:

Espada Acequia

The Espada Acequia, or Piedras Creek Aqueduct, was built by Franciscan friars in 1731 in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was built to supply irrigation water to the lands near Mission San Francisco de la Espada, today part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The acequia is still in use today and is an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.

(read more...)


  • Unknown

National Park Service documentation: