The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 56
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56 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
The Veramendi house is still standing, its facade marred by ad-
vertisements and a tin awning. The zaguan, or entrance hall, is
one of two belonging to the eighteenth century left in the city. The
other is that of the Alamo. Some ten years ago the Veramendi
doors were covered with a coat of green paint and marked with the
words, "'These doors have swung on their pivots since 1720." I
have not been able to verify this date. 'The consesus- of opinion
among those in a position to know would make it about ten years
later. Just beyond the entrance fell Milam. Yoakum says,
"Milam -was buried where he fell," but local tradition says it was
under a group -of fig-trees on the slope to the river, and that his
remains were afterwards removed to the old Protestant cemetery,
now Milam Park, where he still ,sleep-s-if not exactly under the
stone ,erected to his anemory, certainly within twenty feet of it.
'East Oommerce street was called the '"Alameda" as late as 1875,
and on this street, in the vicinity of St. Joseph's church, tradition
tells of a huge grave filled with the mortal remains of the heroes of
the Alamo. How many such graves are all around us-brave dead,
whose names are never, and never will be, seen or heard, who falter-
ing not in the path of duty respond only to the roll call from above.
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