Alamo

Texas Public Radio

Plans unveiled on Wednesday for developing around the Alamo include the possibility of closing Alamo Street in front of the historic mission.  Planners also suggest moving the sacred Cenotaph monument.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

The latest update on the master plan for the Alamo will be shared with the public tonight at the second meeting of the Alamo Master Plan Team.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas organization has a new location to house and exhibit its 38,000-item collection of artifacts.  Bexar County Commissioners Court agreed to a $25,000 lease agreement with Texas A&M-San Antonio for 10,000 square feet of exhibit space in the former Federal Reserve Building at 126 East Nueva.

Texas General Land Office

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.

 

Texas Public Radio

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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