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K-12 Resources > Dimensions of the Alamo

Thee drawings of the Alamo grounds and buidings shown are adapted from Historic American Buildings Survey, San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo), 1961. Additional measurements are from The Alamo: Remembering Through Education, a resource for educators prepared by the staff of the Alamo.

Other than the measurements of the two remaining original buildings, opinions vary on the dimensions and appearance of the Alamo mission and fort. Sources that contain more information on the appearance of the Alamo include:

Stephen L. Hardin. Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

Contains Gary Zaboly's detailed drawings of the Alamo at the time of the siege and renderings of the clothing and weapons used by participants in the Texas Revolution.

George Nelson. The Alamo: An Illustrated History. Dry Frio Canyon, Tex.: Aldine Press, 1998.

Artist George Nelson has created views of the Alamo at different stages of its history and gathered many other drawings and photographs of the site.

The DRT Library staff has created a selected bibliography of currently available material about the Alamo.


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