The Alamo Rescued - 1912
A Shrine at Last
Between the time of the battle and when this photograph was taken in 1912, the old church was not shown the respect we give it today.
It was scavenged for building materials, turned into an army warehouse, housed a police station, and even used to store liquor for the mercantile business that was built over the long barrack.
That changed between 1906 and 1912. First, when the Daughters of the Republic of Texas saved the long barrack from becoming part of a hotel development, and finally, when Governor Colquitt had workers remove everything that was not there in 1836, other than the roof and famous parapet.
This is an image of the shrine breathing easily, at long last.
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