Alamo, The

Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

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Overview

Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar July 2004

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Description 

On February 24, 1836, during the Texan War for Independence, some 5,000 Mexican soldiers under the command of Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana besieged less than 200 Texans and their supporters in this mission church. Thirteen days later, the Mexicans stormed the Alamo from all sides, penetrated the fortress and killed all 187 defenders, including famed frontiersmen James Bowie and David Crockett. This defeat won sympathy for the Texan cause in the United States and strengthened Texan will to throw off Mexican domination. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000808
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Religious structure; Battle site
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1744; 1757; 1836
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2010: New Street View added by Ruth Reynolds
  • July 26, 2010: New photos from Wayne Kizziar

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