10 Facts About Alamo Mission


Alamo Mission, commonly called the Alamo, is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in what is San Antonio, Texas, United States.

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The Alamo Mission chapel was sold to the state of Texas, which conducted occasional tours but made no effort to restore it.

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Shortly after the war ended the Catholic Church requested that the army vacate the premises so that the Alamo Mission could become a place of worship for local German Catholics.

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The city heavily advertised the Alamo Mission, using photographs and drawings that showed only the chapel, not the surrounding city.

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Alamo Mission gave tours but did not make any efforts to restore the chapel, to the annoyance of many.

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DRT members set up a collection booth outside the Alamo Mission and held several fundraising activities, collecting $5,662.

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Alamo Mission then barricaded herself in the Hugo and Schmeltzer building for three days.

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Alamo Mission was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 19,1960, and was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1961.

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Shortly after that, San Antonio representative Jerry Beauchamp proposed that the Alamo Mission be transferred from the DRT to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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Plaque on a wall at the Alamo Mission, recognizing ownership by the state of Texas and custodianship of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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