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Crockett Block

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1883, Alfred Giles; 1985 restoration, Humberto Saldana and Associates. 317–323 Alamo Plaza
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Along the original west wall of the Alamo compound is a unified quartet of three-story Italianate buildings with metal cornices that were built for William and Albert Maverick. The buildings' facades make use of ornamental cast-iron shop fronts, with carefully cut limestone on the second and third floors. The rough-cut stones of the south wall reveal the typical local vernacular German masonry, which had a coarser character than the dressed limestone of the facades.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Crockett Block", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 148-148.

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