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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Decade: 2000-2009
The Alamo
Photograph of the ruins of the buildings surrounding the Alamo. The buildings are made of stone, and two windows with wooden bars have been cut into the stone. There are two plaque on the far left of the back wall, and one around the left corner. The building has been roped off, and there is a marker inside the roped off area. Tree branches are visible above the building, and a taller building can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3626/
The Alamo
Photograph of the exterior of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas at 9 am. Tourists stand on the sidewalk outside the building. Orange traffic cones line the curb. A flagpole flying a Texas flag stands to the left of the building. A tall building can be seen behind the trees to the right of the Alamo. It has a sign that say "Crockett Hotel". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3628/
The Alamo
Photograph of the exterior of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas at 9 am. A tall building can be seen in the background, and several people stand on the sidewalk. There is a flagpole to the right of the photo flying a Texas flag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3630/
Alamo and grounds
Photograph of the Alamo and its grounds. A security guard stands with his hands behind his back on the left side of the photo. Tourists inspect plaques on the right side of the photo. Other buildings can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3625/
Alamo and grounds
Photograph of the grounds of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. A small window has been cut high up into the far wall, and a large group of cacti grows against the wall to the left of the photo. There is a clay pot on the ground to the right of the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3609/
Alamo Centotaph, "The Spirit of Sacrifice," side view with sculpture of Defenders
Photograph of the monument in front of the Alamo, the Alamo Cenotaph, also known as "The Spirit of Sacrifice." It shows a carving of the Defenders of the Alamo on the side of the cenotaph. Buildings and a school bus are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3623/
Alamo memorial for the thirty-two men from Gonzales
Photograph of a memorial plaque at the Alamo featuring a bronze relief of the men from Gonzales. Under the bronze relief, it says, "Erected in grateful recognition of the supreme act of heroism of the thirty two men from Gonzales who gave their lives in the Alamo in response to the appeal of Travis." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3607/
Alamo memorial for the thirty-two men from Gonzales, detail of bronze
Photograph of a close-up view of a bronze plaque on a memorial at the Alamo, showing a relief of the Alamo defenders. They march in a line towards the Alamo, and are surrounded on both sides by plants. They all carry guns. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3605/
Alamo plaque dedicated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Photograph of a plaque at the Alamo dedicated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It says, "Part of the San Antonio de Valero Mission. 'Blood of heroes hath stained me; let the stones of the Alamo speak that their immolation be not forgotten.' The tablet placed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Alamo." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3624/
Alamo Plaque honoring Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll
Photograph of a plaque at the Alamo honoring two opposing visions that helped preserve the Alamo. It says, "Adina Emelia de Zavala 1861-1955. Clara Driscoll 1881-1945. Two loyal members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, each in her own way responsible for preserving this historic site." A bronze Texas seal has been placed on the plaque between their names. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3599/
The Alamo through an archway
Photograph of a side view of the Alamo through an archway. A man wearing a baseball cap and pushing a cart full of cleaning supplies walks away from the arch. A girl walks in front of him. The building to the left is roped off. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3595/
Arched doorway, Mission Concepción
Photograph of an arched doorway at Mission Concepción. The doorway opens up onto a sidewalk and yard. A person sits on a bench in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3510/
Arched walkway at Mission Concepción
Photograph of an arched walkway at Mission Concepción in San Antonio, Texas. On the right side of the walkway, there is a wrought-iron bench, and two lamps on the wall next to two doorways. Another bench and a trash can can be seen on the left side of the walkway. A man stands outside the walkway in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3511/
Arched walkway at Mission Concepción
Photograph of an arched walkway at Mission Concepción in San Antonio, Texas. On the right side of the walkway, there is a wrought-iron bench, and a lamp on the wall next to a doorway. Another bench and a trash can can be seen on the left side of the walkway. A woman stands outside the walkway in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3513/
Arched walkway at Mission Concepción
Photograph of an arched walkway at Mission Concepción with brick floors. To the right side of the walkway, there is a bench and two lamps on the walls above doorways. On the left side, there is another bench, and at the end of the walkway, a trash can. Several people stand outside the walkway in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3512/
Arched window at the Alamo
Photograph of the detail of an arched window at the Alamo. Three vertical wooden bars have been set in the window. Behind the wooden bars, glass has been set in. Tourists can be seen through the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3617/
Building at the Alamo site
Photograph of the side of a building at the Alamo site. Benches are interspersed with bushes along the wall of the building. A woman in a blue skirt is taking a picture to the left of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3610/
Chandelier hanging from dome at Mission Concepción
Photograph of a chandelier hanging from dome at Mission Concepción. There is a painting of Jesus hanging on the wall behind the chandelier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3516/
Chapel at Mission Concepción
Photograph of an interior wall of a chapel at Mission Concepción. There are carvings on the the wall and remnants of painted stucco; the floor is made of paving stones. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3520/
Clara Driscoll plaque at the Alamo
Photograph of a plaque honoring Clara Driscoll at the Alamo. It reads: "Lest we forget: title to the Alamo Mission property, acquired through her efforts and her personal fortune, was conveyed by Clara Driscoll to the State Of Texas. Sept. 5th 1905: 'That the sacred shrine be saved from the encroachments of commercialism and stand through eternity a monument incomparable to the immortal heroes who died that Texas might not perish.' March 2nd, 1927." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3601/
Detail of a monument in front of the Alamo
Photograph of the monument in front of the Alamo site, showing close-up detail of the sculptures. A group of men are depicted, most of whom are standing, on the left; toward the right, two men are moving a cannon and two others are seated. Two of the standing men are identified as William B. Travis and Davy Crockett. Beneath the sculpture, there is a list of names for the men who died at the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3620/
Detail of decorative painting on stucco at Mission Concepción
Photograph of the detail of decorative painting on stucco at Mission Concepción. There is an electric candle placed in the wall to the right of the door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3503/
Detail of decorative painting on stucco at Mission Concepción
Photograph of detail in a decorative painting on the stucco at Mission Concepción in San Antonio, Texas. The image appears to be a sunburst pattern in yellow and brown with red accents. There is a rope attached to the wall in part of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3522/
Detail of decorative painting on stucco at Mission Concepción, a sun
Photograph of a detail of decorative painting of a sun on stucco at Mission Concepción. The sun has a red face, and is surrounded by a blue circle and yellow rays. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3501/
Detail of decorative painting on stucco at Mission San José
Photograph of a detail of decorative painting on stucco next to an entrance at Mission San José. A long time ago the entire exterior of the mission church was colorfully painted. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3546/
Detail of entryway for the church at Mission San José
Photograph of an entryway to the church at Mission San José, featuring carved religious sculptures. There is a balcony on the second floor with a wrought iron fence, and a cross on top of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3543/
Detail of roofline at Mission Concepción
Photograph of a detail of the roofline at Mission Concepción featuring a crucifix. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3523/
Detail of the church at Mission San José
Photograph of a detail of the church face at Mission San José, featuring Mary and two cherubs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3540/
Detail of the church at Mission San José
Photograph of a detail of the church at Mission San José, featuring a sculpture of Mary holding baby Jesus. Carved cherubs can be seen on the church to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3541/
Detail of tower at Mission Concepción
Photograph of a detail of one of the towers at Mission Concepción. It has a window on each face of the tower, and a turret at each corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3536/
Detail of tower at Mission San José
Photograph of a detail of a tower at Mission San José. The tower boasts a dome with a cross at the top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3549/
Detail of window and decorative painting at Mission Concepción
Photograph of a window and decorative painting at Mission Concepción, in San Antonio, Texas. The window is set in an alcove near the ceiling and has four wooden segments, each with two panes of glass; there are several latches holding the window closed. The walls and window frame are painted white and there is a decorative, dual-colored circle motif painted along the arched corner of the wall and the ceiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3521/
Detail of wooden interior doorway at Mission Concepción
Photograph of a detail of a wooden interior doorway at Mission Concepción, with a sign placed in the latch. It says "Please do not open this door." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3505/
Dome of the church at Mission Concepción
Photograph of the dome of the church at Mission Concepción. There are two windows in the dome, and painted strips around the dome. A chandelier hangs from a chain attached to the ceiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3517/
Dome of the church at Mission Concepción
Photograph of the interior of the dome of the church at Mission Concepción. There are painted circles in red, green, and yellow around the church, and a chain hangs from the ceiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3519/
Entrance to grounds of the Alamo
Photograph of an arched gateway leading to the grounds of the Alamo. The gate is chained off, and is made of wrought iron. There are two lamps mounted on either side of the gate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3611/
Entry gateway to Mission San José
Photograph of an entry gateway into Mission San José. The walls are made of stone, and the gates and doors are made of wood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3583/
Entry gateway to Mission San José
Photograph of an entryway set into the stone wall at Mission San José. There is a cactus plant to the left of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3589/
Entry gateway to Mission San José
Photograph of the wooden entry gateway into Mission San José. A cactus plant is visible through the open gate, and a woman wearing a black hat stands in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3577/
Entryway to the church at Mission Concepción
Photograph of an entryway into the church at Mission Concepción. There are two windows above the door, and a family is walking into the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3524/
Entryway to the church at Mission San José
Photograph of an entry to the church at Mission San José. One of the double doors is open, and there is a balcony with a wrought iron railing above the doorway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3542/
Front View of The Alamo
Photograph of the front view of the Alamo, taken in the morning from across the street, in San Antonio, Texas. Taken from an angle, part of the building to the left is also visible. Visitors walk the grounds surrounding the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3631/
Front View of The Alamo
Photograph of the front of the Alamo, taken from an angle, in San Antonio, Texas. Visitors walk around the grounds; some take photos. Grass that is roped off leads to the front door of the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3629/
A gateway at Mission San José
Photograph of a gateway at Mission San José. There is a cross or crucifix in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3544/
Grounds and ruins at Mission Concepción
Photograph of the grounds and ruins at Mission Concepción. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3525/
Grounds and ruins at Mission San José
Photograph of the grounds and ruins at Mission San José. A building can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3564/
Grounds and ruins at Mission San José
Photograph of the grounds and ruins at Mission San José. A group of tourists can be seen in the right background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3568/
Grounds and ruins at Mission San José
Photograph of the grounds and ruins at Mission San José. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3562/
Grounds and ruins at Mission San José
Photograph of the grounds and ruins at Mission San José. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3563/
Grounds at Mission San José
Photograph of the grounds of Mission San José with an outdoor oven in the foreground. A group of tourists wearing orange stand on the sidewalk to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3559/
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