Where is The Alamo?
Silence lies over the Alamo, which has been contested for days. The night from March 5 to 6, 1836, is damp and cold, only a few degrees above zero. The leaves of the poplars, after which the former mission station is named, Shine silvery in the moonlight. Darkly the walls stand out, made of mud bricks, riddled with bullets from Mexican soldiers, here and there desperately stuffed with Earth. For twelve days and nights the besiegers shelled the Alamo; but at ten o’clock last evening the artillery of the Mexicans suddenly stopped its bombardment.
No one can be seen in the courtyard, where the only fountain stands. Peace reigns in the century-old residential barracks and farm buildings, in the stable for the animals, the former sleeping area of the monks. The cannons that stand in front of the small Church in honor of St. Anthony, are unmanned. The stone building, decorated with statues of St. Francis and St. Dominic, was never completed – it has neither a roof nor towers.
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Tickets: free · thealamo.org
Year built: 1718
Founding priest(s): Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivare
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