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

La Villita

 
 
La Villita Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. La Villita Marker
Inscription. La Villita, “The Little Village”, settled about 1722 as “The Town of the Alamo". Here General Martin de Perfecto Cos signed the Articles of Capitulation to Texians December 11, 1835 and General Santa Anna's artillery battery fired on defenders of the Alamo in March, 1836. Later, home to German, Polish and French immigrants. Restored 1939-41 by National Youth Administration and Works Progress Administration artisans under direction of the City of San Antonio as a living memorial to the heritage of early Texas, its people, and the arts and crafts of Pan America. Designated as both a National and a City historic district.
 
Location. 29° 25.304′ N, 98° 29.27′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Alamo Street and Villita Street, on the right when traveling south on South Alamo Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 South Alamo Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bombach House and Store (a few steps from this marker); Gray-Guilbeau House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dashiell House (within shouting distance of
La Villita Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. La Villita Marker
this marker); Little Church of La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker); The Acequias of San Antonio (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of St. Philip's College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Articles of Capitulation (about 300 feet away); St. Philip's College (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  La Villita Historic Arts Village. (Submitted on May 4, 2015.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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