|Location||328 S. Nevarez Rd, Socorro, Texas|
|Area||11 acres (4.5 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||72001359|
|Added to NRHP||March 16, 1972|
|Designated TSAL||December 18, 1992|
The original Franciscan mission, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order, to serve displaced Spanish families, American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled the central New Mexico region during the Pueblo Revolt. The present Socorro Mission was constructed around 1839 to replace an earlier 18th-century mission destroyed in 1829 by flooding of the Rio Grande. The mission, constructed of adobe surfaced with stucco, is particularly notable for its interior. The finely painted and decorated beams, or vigas, are from the 18th-century mission and were reused when the present church was constructed. The massing, details and use of decorative elements of the Socorro Mission show strong relationships to the building traditions of 17th-century Spanish New Mexico.
A full-size replica of the Socorro Mission was featured in El Paso's exhibit in the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It was later dismantled and rebuilt as St. Anthony Church in Dallas.
- Ysleta Mission
- Hueco Tanks
- Mission Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
- Town of Ysleta, El Paso, Texas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in El Paso County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in El Paso County
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Wayne Bell; Gary Hume (December 13, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Socorro Mission / Mission Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Pueblo de Socorro" (PDF). Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- "LA PURISIMA-SOCORRO MISSION - Diocese of El Paso". www.elpasodiocese.org. Archived from the original on December 5, 2015.
- National Park Service site
- National Archives Catalog Listing, National Register of Historic Places
- El Paso Diocese: La Purísima Parish–Socorro Mission
- Socorro Mission Preservation Project - El Paso County