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

Alamo Funeral Pyre

 
 
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1. Alamo Funeral Pyre Markers
Inscription. On this spot bodies of heroes slain at the Alamo were burned on a funeral pyre. Fragments of the bodies were afterward buried here. This tablet is the gift of relatives of Green B. Jemision and of other friends.

Second Marker
The De Zavala Chapter of the Texas Landmarks Association placed this marble marker on the M. Halff Building in 1917, which stood near here at the corner of East Commerce and Rusk Streets, to commemorate the location of one of the funeral pyres of the Heroes of the Alamo. When the Halff Building was demolished in 1968 for the extension of the Paseo del Rio, the owners of the building, Mr. and Mrs. William Sinkin, removed the marker and kept it in protective custody. It was reinstalled here in the vicinity of the original location on March 6, 1995 to honor the memory of Adina de Zavala, dedicated patriot, historian and citizen of Texas, who placed this and over thirty other historic markers throughout the state.
 
Erected 1995 by De Zavala Chapter - Texas Landmarks Association.
 
Location. 29° 25.383′ N, 98° 29.117′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on East Commerce Street east of South Alamo Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
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2. Alamo Funeral Pyre - Second Marker
this postal address: 800 East Commerce Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the Pan American Round Table (about 500 feet away); Menger Hotel (about 600 feet away); 250th Anniversary of the Founding of San Antonio (about 600 feet away); Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez (about 600 feet away); The Torch of Friendship (about 600 feet away); Menger Bar (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Menger Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PlacesWar, Texas Independence
 
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3. Alamo Funeral Pyre Marker (detail of Texas Flag)
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4. Alamo Funeral Pyre Marker
 
 
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