Thursday afternoon, I had the privilege of attending a beautiful tribute to Mildred and H.D. House. Their son Kurt House has built a Mission called Sin Caja, named after the only mountain in our area.
It is patterned after the beautiful missions in San Antonio and Goliad. For many years he has collected authentic furniture and art from the 1800’s which tastefully decorate the building. There are two stained glass windows, one dating back to World War I which honors the war heroes and another he had made to match it which pays tribute to his mother and father, H.D. and Mildred House. There is a beautiful courtyard with a fountain, an authentic cannon, upstairs living quarters and the first of several planned out buildings for guests. It is a white rock building topped off with a bell tower and iron cross. Some of the doors are authentic carved wood mission doors and some are patterned after the doors in the Alamo. The windows are ornate designs carved out of stone. There is a very interesting detail included in this building concerning the summer solstice which only Kurt can tell.
The mission is not complete at this time but Kurt has plans for the future which will include educational trips for school children in the area.
Kurt and his wife Susie very graciously invited the Cattlewomen’s organization to have their meeting in the mission on this special day of dedication.
The Sin Caja Mission is a great addition to the land marks of Live Oak County.