Plaster fragment from monument to Alamo heroes. Monument stood in front of the first capitol building in Austin, Texas and was destroyed when the capitol burned down.
L. 35.5 cm (L. 14 in)
Place of Origin
Austin (Travis County, Tex.)
Artisan or Artist
Nangle, William B.
plaster ; stone ; relief (sculpture)
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- coating (material) -- plaster ; Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- rock -- stone (worked rock) ; Objects Facet -- Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name) -- Visual Works (Hierarchy Name) -- visual works (works) -- sculpture (visual work) -- reliefs (sculptures)
Communication Artifacts -- art -- sculpture -- carving
visual works -- sculptures -- reliefs
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
According to an article on the Handbook of Texas Online, the creator the first Alamo monument was an Englishman, William B. Nangle, who created it using stones from the Alamo. The item here is described as plaster and stone, so perhaps the monument had additional decorative elements. For additional information about the first Alamo monument, see Amelia W. Williams, "ALAMO MONUMENTS" Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gga01), accessed February 23, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.