Alamo

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Archeological excavators have discovered the remnants of adobe bricks as they dig in hopes of finding the lost west and south walls of the Alamo complex.  Investigators are unsure, however, what structure the wall was a part of.

 

 

 

To archeologists, it’s like striking gold. The adobe bricks that were found are believed to date back to the Spanish colonial period of the 1700s. They were discovered on Friday and the investigators of the Alamo’s dig site spent the weekend analyzing them. It’s a find that came quickly.

 

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Remember the Alamo? Of course you do – every good Texan does. But do you recall the original one?

City archaeologists in San Antonio have made what they call a “truly miraculous” discovery – a site they believe was the original Mission San Antonio de Valero, the mission that would go on to eventually be known as the Alamo. The artifacts were found west of the current Alamo, along the San Pedro Creek.

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As San Antonio deliberates on what to do about Alamo Plaza - what can we learn about the great city squares in the world?

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A new firm has been selected to oversee the redevelopment of the Alamo and its master plan.  The same company is responsible for improvements at several other historic landmarks around the country.

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  The Alamo is getting a facelift. The Texas Legislature approved $5 million for upgrading bathrooms so they are ADA compliant, structural repairs, preservation work, and adding fiber optics.

Preservation and structural work began Monday on the aging Alamo. Visitors will see scaffolding for the next few months, but the Alamo is open to the public.   

Texas General Land Office spokeswoman Brittany Eck says some of the work addresses safety concerns at the Alamo Research Center.

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