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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ruins of the Habitations of the Friars and Indians

 
 
Ruins of the Habitations Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. Ruins of the Habitations Marker
Inscription.
This is the ruins of the habitations of the friars and Indians; refrectory, kitchen and other regular offices. In the second patio there was a gallery with weaving rooms and rooms for storing materials and utensils.

The habitations of the Indians formed a large plaza and square with the church and convent. Through the middle of the plaza ran an acequia with various trees on its banks. But in case hostile Indians might cut off the ditch a well was dug inside the convent from which all inhabitants could get an abundant supply of water.
 
Erected by The Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
 
Location. 29° 25.556′ N, 98° 29.183′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Click for map. Marker is on the east wall of the Long Barrack, within the Alamo Mission complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Driscoll (here, next to this marker); The Birthplace of Freemasonry in West Texas (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Heroes of the Alamo (a few steps from this marker); The Alamo in 1836
Ruins of the Habitations Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. Ruins of the Habitations Marker
Clara Driscoll Marker at center of photo.
(a few steps from this marker); The Alamo (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Mission and Military Post (a few steps from this marker); Letter From The Alamo (a few steps from this marker); Mission Mill (and Millstone) (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Alamo. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. San Antonio Mission Communities. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Man-Made FeaturesNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Well Mentioned in Ruins of the Habitations Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. Well Mentioned in Ruins of the Habitations Marker
View from Near Ruins of the Habitations Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. View from Near Ruins of the Habitations Marker
Looking SE through Gate 1 toward Alamo chapel.
Carved Stone Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
5. Carved Stone Statue
On display in covered walkway on east side of Long Barrack.
Carved Stone Statue Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
6. Carved Stone Statue Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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