Francisco Vasquez the builder of the mission came from Mexico around 1912. First coming to Tombstone, Arizona, then later settling in South Phoenix. Francisco bought a few acres near the base of south mountain in 1928. Francisco raised his family in the same home that still is on the property today. In 1940 Francisco built San Francisco Xavier Mission as a "Manda" for his family and for many families that lived and worked in the south phoenix area, many were migrant workers.
Francisco operated the mission until his death in 1971. The mission was passed on to his daughter Dionicia "Nisha" Vasquez who operated the mission until her death in 2003. The mission was then operated by Francisco's two sons Poncho Vasquez and Simon Vasquez until 2011. This mission was then passed on to lone survivor of the mission estate, Peggy Galindo, Dionicia's eldest daughter.
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2846 E South Mountain Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85042, United States
Saturday and Sunday
0800 am to 5:00 pm