Almo Plaza
Northwest Corner

Wait for the signal and cross Houston Street when it is safe. Continue your walk north along the Gibbs Building now known as the Hotel Indigo. At the northern edge of the building before you reach the parking lot, look down and find a brass marker in the sidewalk. The marker should read, “ Alamo Mission Original Property Corner.”

The interior of the Gibbs Building is the original boundary of the Alamo's northwest corner battery, built on top of the northern Castañeda House. The back wall of the building approximates the location of the crumbling north wall that was the epicenter of the battle.  The north wall was the location of two artillery platforms, Fortín de Condelle on the northwest corner, and Fortín deTerán in the vicinity of the Federal Court House and Post Office.   According to William B. Travis’ slave, Joe, the Alamo commander was shot in the forehead and died on Fortín deTerán. 

To read Joe’s account of the Battle of the Alamo and the death of Travis:

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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