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San Antonio, Texas
County of Bexar.
Alamo Plaza
National Register Number: 66000808
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TX-20 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum: www.thealamo.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
On February 24, 1836, during the Texan War for Independence, some 5,000 Mexican soldiers under the command of Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana besieged less than 200 Texans and their supporters in this mission church. Thirteen days later, the Mexicans stormed the Alamo from all sides, penetrated the fortress and killed all 187 defenders, including famed frontiersmen James Bowie and David Crockett. This defeat won sympathy for the Texan cause in the United States and strengthened Texan will to throw off Mexican domination.

There is no threat to the landmark at this time.

There have been no changes since the last reporting period.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The managers need to be encouraged to maintain the scale of the existing complex and to direct expanding programs to off-site locations.

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