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A Tale of Two City Centers

One of the oldest cathedrals in the United States has a strange bit of geographic history adorning its floor. Look down, and you’ll see two conflicting markers that tell a tale of two city centers.

The first marker, in the shape of a cross, is located in front of the main church altar. Though it’s often mistaken as the city center, it actually marks the original site of the church’s entrance. Back in the 1700s, where the church doors stood was considered the center of town. It makes sense, as the church was meant to be both San Antonio’s cultural and geographic nucleus.

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