City Surveyor Book I, misplaced over two decades ago, has been relocated. This contains surveyor Francois Giraud's original 1849 plat of the Alamo, with his field notes. The city plans to make available a digitized copy of the plat my the end of this month.
Post by Allen Wiener on Mar 6, 2011 11:17:32 GMT -5
The Giraud is the same one in Nelson's book (both editions), although it does not mention Giraud; just says it shows old Spanish land grants around the Alamo and Sam Maverick's plans for street and lots faintly superimposed. If you want to find someone to blame for the gradual "deterioration" of the Alamo Plaza area, blame Sam Maverick!
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