Almo Plaza

Continue walking north towards Houston Street; this dark paving represents the location of the San Antonio de Valero Mission’s inner acequia to provide water for the mission.

Coming from a dry region, the Spanish excelled at using available water to irrigate their fields.  An estimated 75 miles of irrigation ditches, called acequias, connected the areas’ five missions to the San Antonio River.  In most cases, Native American mission converts provided the manpower to construct these networks.  By the Siege and Battle of the Alamo, this particular ditch, part of the Acequia del Alamo, was dry.
Courtesy of George Nelson

Courtesy of George Nelson

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Almo Plaza


This mobile tour of historic Alamo Plaza would not have been possible without the assistance of many partners.

Dr. Bruce Winders, The Alamo Curator, Historian and Author

Gary L. Foreman, Native Sun Productions

George Nelson, Author of The Alamo: An Illustrated History

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

State of Texas General Land Office

The Alamo Chapter #40, The Sons of the Republic of Texas

Bob Benavides, San Antonio Living History Association

City of San Antonio’s, Office of Historic Preservation

City of San Antonio’s, Center City Development Office

Images were provided by the following individuals and institutions:

Gary Foreman Photography/Model by Mark Lemon

The Alamo Collection, Artist Gary Zaboly

Mike Harris

The McNay Art Museum

George Nelson

Bruce Mackenzie Martin