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

The Alamo

A Story Bigger Than Texas

 

(Long Barrack)

 
The Alamo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. The Alamo Marker
Inscription.
This is the Long Barrack, the oldest building in San Antonio. It was built in 1724 as a convento or residence for priests and was originally part of the Mission San Antonio de Valero, now known as the Alamo. Since then it has been used as a Spanish army barrack and hospital, a fortress, a United States Army quartermaster depot, a general store, and, since 1905, a shrine and museum maintained by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The Long Barrack and the church next door are the only remaining buildings of the Alamo.

Even though the Alamo has a special place in Texas history, these two buildings embody a story whose roots reach into Spain, France, and Mexico and out across the American Southwest, and whose consequences have helped to shape today's world. It is a story that is much bigger than Texas.
 
Erected by Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
 
Location. 29° 25.564′ N, 98° 29.184′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is under the covered walkway along the east facade of the Long Barrack. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
The Alamo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. The Alamo Marker
. Spanish Mission and Military Post (here, next to this marker); Mission Mill (and Millstone) (here, next to this marker); Clara Driscoll (a few steps from this marker); Ruins of the Habitations of the Friars and Indians (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); Tennessee Volunteers at the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Antonio Mission Communities. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Alamo. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Alamo. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable BuildingsNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Texas Independence
 
The Alamo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. The Alamo Marker
Within Long Barrack covered walkway.
Long Barrack Diagram on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. Long Barrack Diagram on Marker
The Alamo Mission Diagram on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
5. The Alamo Mission Diagram on Marker
The Alamo Marker-located on the grounds of the Mission image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 6, 1998
6. The Alamo Marker-located on the grounds of the Mission
The Alamo-San Antonio De Valero Mission Fortress Shrine-Cradle of Texas Liberty
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,586 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on July 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.
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