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Find an example of architecture that bears a resemblance to the Alamo. This is a locationless cache and the coordinates given above are for an example near my home.
Many buildings in the United States have been inspired by the architecture of the Mission San Antonio de Valero, more popularly known as The Alamo. To log this virtual cache you must submit a picture of the façade of one of these buildings, monuments, or other structures with you and/or your GPSr in the photo. Please give the coordinates and describe in words where it is located as well as a brief description of what the current use of the building is and if possible when it was built. Any additional comments others may find interesting or humorous should also be included.
Purists will note that the gabled Alamo icon that we all know so well is actually the result of an addition made to the mission in 1850, long after the battle. The mission as it was at the time of the battle in 1836 did not have the prominent hump. It is the popular 1850 representation we are looking for. I have included several pictures, the first two are the real thing, and the second two show an example of imitative architecture just a few miles from where I live.
The latter is the old Booth Public School, built in 1912 by Freeman Irby Booth for the Anglo students in the community Mr. Booth founded. The school closed its doors in 1947 and the building now appears to be unused and gradually falling into disrepair. While not an exact copy and certainly not intended to be, in aspects it demonstrates a strong resemblance to and possible influence by the Alamo.
The usual disclaimers apply: one log per person and one log per example. Get as close as you can for the coordinates without putting yourself in jeopardy doing it! No old vacation photos and as always please, no wagering.
For more information on the Alamo click here: http://www.thealamo.org/
If you’re interested in the Alamo as a cultural icon I highly recommend "The Alamo: a cultural history", by Frank Thompson.
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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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