The Alamo 1891
Alamo City Subdivision
Samuel Maverick was a S. Carolina land speculator who had arrived in San Antonio in 1835 just at the start of the revolution. Sent as a delegate to form a new government, he barely missed being in the Battle of the Alamo. He returned and in 1841 started buying up most of the land around the Alamo to start a real estate development called "Alamo City". Marking off new streets through The Plaza, subdividing the old fields and yards He profoundly changed The Alamo into a commercial area. At the N.W. Plaza corner he built a 2 story home and a land sales office. He rented land to the U.S. Army for years but in 1861 was active in the Confederate take over of The Alamo.
U.S. Army Supply Depot
The annexation of Texas in 1845 lead to war with Mexico in 1846. The U.S. Army moved into The Alamo in 1847 and started remodeling it for a military storage depot of supplies for the troops invading Mexico and later for 22 federal forts across Texas. In 1850 the old church was roofed and the famous facade was added after a proposal to demolish the church was over ruled. In 1861 a pro slave empire group,
Scale 1 inch:20 feet
1. Church: Remodeled and roofed by U.S. Army in 1850, used for storage. New upper façade added. Gunpowder stored in side room. Wagon scale in front.
2. Convento: Remodeled by U.S. Army in 1847, up Stairs: Offices (and Masonic Lodge), Downstairs: Medical Supplies, Food, Uniforms, Weapons, Saddle Maker. During Civil War Confederates had a slave market on top of stairs.
3. Corral: For U.S. Army horses and mules & hay storage, stalls wagon yard & new bend of irrigation ditch. Over time various wooden buildings added.
4. Galera: Old Alamo gate building. Forage barn for U.S. Army mules and horses.
5. New City Meat Market: Built 1850s
6. Alamo Saloon
7. Samuel Maverick New 2 Story Home: Built on new Houston St. corner of his subdivision “Alamo City” started in 1850s.
8. Samuel Maverick’s Land Sales Office: Sold lots around Alamo Plaza and all over Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Part of the San Antonio de Valero Mission (here, next to this marker); The Alamo 1900 (here, next to this marker); The Alamo 1836-1846 (a few steps from 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 (a few steps from this marker); Ruins of the Habitations of the Friars and Indians (a few steps from this marker); Clara Driscoll (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
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