Almo Plaza
Castañeda House

Stop at the corner of Houston Street.

Straddling across Houston Street is the Castańeda House, one of the five original mission Indian dwellings. It is believed that the northern end room was in ruins and a gun emplacement was positioned here, aiming west.  It is likely that Jim Bowie assigned himself to one of the rooms before his sudden illness necessitated him being removed to the Low Barrack.  His sister-in-law, Juanna Navarro Alsbury, and her younger sister, Gertrudis Navarro Cantu, remained here during the final attack on March 6, 1836.
Castañeda House

Gary Foreman Photography/Mark Lemon Model

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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