Rose Window, Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas

This image is a detailed closeup of the window itself, carved by Pedro Huizar. It is called the Rose Window, and the name is attributed to a woman Huizar had once known. This window opens on to the sacristy to provide illumination during services.

Weiner News Co., P.O. Box 8176, San Antonio, Texas

The description states:

THE ROSE WINDOW, MISSION SAN JOSE

San Antonio, Texas

According to legend, these stones were carved by Pedro Huizar in memory of his Spanish sweetheart Rosa — hence the name “Rosa’s Window” or Rose Window.

–This romantic legend is unlikely. The term rose window is common in Gothic architecture to describe a window in the south facade, such as this one, which provides light to the sacristy.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

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