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Near Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

VIP Quarters

 
 
VIP Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. VIP Headquarters Marker
Inscription. The main building within the presidio was located close to the round bastion in the northwest corner, near the main road. It contained a courtyard and seven large rooms, including the captain’s quarters (the only two-story structure), a guardhouse and a chapel.


(Upper Graphic Caption)
Elevation drawing of the presidio taken from map by Joseph de Urrita. Image courtesy of Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin.

(Left Graphic Caption)
Plan drawing based on LaForá’s 1767 map of Presidio San Sabá. Image courtesy Texas Historical Commission

(Right Image Caption)
Aerial view of Presidio San Sabá quarters area after the 1937 partial rebuilding reveals how the poor reconstruction gave way and crumbled. Photo by Jay Kothmann
 
Location. 30° 55.359′ N, 99° 48.107′ W. Marker is near Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 190 1.1 miles west of Frisco Avenue (U.S. 83). Touch for map. Marker is located at the Presidio de San Saba Historic Site within the presidio walls; the above directions are to the driveway entrance to the historic site. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile
VIP Quarters Marker as seen from Presidio Gate image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. VIP Quarters Marker as seen from Presidio Gate
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Restoration and Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); Real Presidio de San Saba (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio de San Sabá (within shouting distance of this marker); Bastions of Defense (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Ditch" (approx. one mile away); Presidio de San Luis de las Amarillas (approx. one mile away); The Lafora Map / An Apache Encampment (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menard.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Luis de Las Amarillas Presidio. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 4, 2018.) 

2. Presidio de San Saba Historic Site. Official website. Includes before and after restoration videos. (Submitted on April 4, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
VIP Quarters and Northwest Bastion image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
3. VIP Quarters and Northwest Bastion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on April 4, 2018.   3. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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