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The Alamo

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

client

Private Client

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Historic Significance

The Alamo is a National Historic Landmark (NHL), listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a contributor to the Alamo National Register Historic District and a Texas Historic Archeological Landmark.

Background

Mission San Antonio de Valero was the first San Antonio mission built in 1718. It formed the center of the community and in 1836 was the site of a pivotal moment in the history of the Texas revolution where approximately 250 Texian and Tejano defenders held off an estimated 1,500 Mexican soldiers, led by General Santa Anna for 13 days. Nearly all of the defenders of the mission were killed, with the exception of approximately 20 women and children.

Today the chapel, one of the most recognized and photographed facades in the nation, and the Long Barracks are all that remain of the original fort. The site of the battle houses a museum and draws visitors from around the world. The beautifully landscaped 50 acre site is now owned by the State of Texas and operated by the Daughters of the Texas Republic.

Role

Bruce D. Judd, FAIA served as Principal-in-charge working jointly with Alan Hantman, FAIA of A. H. Hantman Associates, PLLC.

Scope of Work

Inspection trips to review the current condition of the Alamo site and Shrine. Peer review, comments, and recommendations for replacement of the Shrine metal roof, stopping water infiltration including rising damp issues, and other on-going restoration problems. Review and commenting on the current Draft Master Plan that will guide future changes at the site.

 
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