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Alamo Heroes Monument

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Identification

Alamo Heroes Monument
188953

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Structure in General

monument
unbuilt [cancelled]

Usages

commemoration

Facts

  • Later in 1939 the 60-foot Alamo Cenotaph was constructed in Alamo Plaza. It was designed by Pompeo Coppini, an Italian sculptor who moved to Texas.
  • In 1912 the Alamo Heroes Monument would have been the tallest structure in the United States, 8 feet taller than even the Woolworth Building in New York City, which was completed the following year.
  • If the Alamo Heroes Monument had been completed it would have stood as Texas' tallest structure for 70 years, from 1912 until completion of the 600 Travis Street in 1982.
  • Four 30-foot statues were planned for the base of the monument, depicting William B. Travis, James Bowie, David Crockett and William Bonham.
  • At the time in 1912, the monument would have been the tallest monument in the world and would remain so even today. It also would have been the tallest monument in Texas, beating the 570-foot San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas.
  • The structure would have housed a museum with displays from all of Texas' 254 counties.
  • At the time of its completion the monument would have been the 2nd tallest structure in the world, surpassed only by the Tour Eiffel in Paris, France. The monument would not have been passed in height in the US for another 18 years until the construction of The Trump Building in New York City.
  • This monument was proposed in 1912 by the Alamo Heroes Monument Association, but was never built because the 2 million dollars needed for construction was never raised.
  • The Alamo Heroes Monument was to be built in memory of the Texian sodiers who faught in the Battle of the Alamo in March of 1836.

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Location

300 Alamo Plaza
Alamo Plaza
78205
Downtown
Central Loop
San Antonio
Texas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

802.01 ft
802.01 ft
1912
1912
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