Almo Plaza
Low Barrack

Notice the two parallel lines in the pavement of the street. Follow these lines away from the Alamo grounds until the lines end at the corner of the ramp and the low stone planter wall. These lines mark the palisade.

The simple rectangular planter outline in the Plaza is located on the site of the Low Barrack which extends out into Alamo Street.   The Low Barrack formed a major section of the south wall of the original mission compound. The building, still present at the time of the Battle of the Alamo, contained an arched entrance and wooden gate as well as several rooms and offices. Evidence indicates that James Bowie was quartered in the east room next to the Main Gate and was killed there during the Battle of the Alamo. Extending to the south of the gate was an earth and timber Lunette, or fortification, where additional artillery was stationed.
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Courtesy of The Alamo Collection, Artist Gary Zaboly

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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