San Antonio, Texas

March 9, 1731


A bronze monument honoring the four founding communities of San Antonio is being commissioned, in honor of our City's TriCentennial.

Being Honored are:


This monument will represent San Antonio's historic beginnings in 1718 and how the blending of these four communities has helped shape the unique culture that makes San Antonio so special.

San Antonio's Founders Monument

A Historic Initiative

The artist for this bronze statue, is Armando Garcia Hinojosa he is an artist and educator from Laredo, Texas, who is known for some half dozen major pieces of sculpture, including the  Tejano Monument on the south lawn of the Texas State Capital in Austin. The 12-piece monument was unveiled in the spring of 2012.  Mr. Hinojosa was recognized by the State of Texas as artist of the year in 1982 - 1983.

The total cost of the five piece bronze statues are $750,000 with Bexar County partnering with the Canary Islands Descendants Association to make the implementation and location a significant part of San Antonio's historic landscape.

Join us in making this TriCentennial gift a reality.  For more information or to donate you may contact us at or you can go to the donate button on the tabs above.

To be located on the historic Bexar County Courthouse property the five piece bronze statues will be installed  in front of the courthouse in the area that is still the heart of San Antonio's downtown Civic Center.

We need your help and support to make this most important project become a reality.  Please make a financial donation to the Canary Island Descendants Association.