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

Southwestern Room

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
1. Southwestern Room Marker
Inscription.  

During the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, the largest cannon of the Texan defenders was fired from a platform above this room. Originally built about 1750, in the last expansion period of Mission San Antonio de Valero, the room formed the south west corner of the complex. It served as a carpenter's shop for the Mission Indian community. In 1785, it was granted to Don Pedro de Los Angeles Charli as a reward for his faithful service to the Mission.

Charli's heirs continued to occupy the room after the secularization of the Mission in 1793. His daughter, Conception Charli y Losoya was forced to give it up in 1835 for the construction of the defense of the Mission, then called the Alamo. Her son Toribio Losoya, along with other members of Juan Seguin's Mexican Volunteer Company, was killed defending the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 29° 25.534′ N, 98° 29.237′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Alamo Plaza south of East Houston Street,

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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
2. Southwestern Room Marker
on the right when traveling south. 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. The Alamo in 1836 (a few steps from this marker); The Alamo / El Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Antonio de Valero Indian Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Alamo Low Barracks and Main Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Alamo in 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Alamo in 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Adina de Zavala (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Mission and Origin of Name (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
3. Southwestern Room Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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