In August and September 1996, the Center for Archaeological Research conducted archival research on the proposed Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This area, now in HemisFair Park, was once part of the agricultural fields for the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo). This report presents a general history of the area, a review of previous archaeological research in HemisFair Park, detailed archival research on nineteenth-century buildings known to be present in the construction area, and recommendations for further archaeological investigations in preparation for the construction of the Convention Center. Also, all known photographs from the Institute of Texan Cultures of nineteenth-century structures in HemisFair Park are published as an appendix.
Johnson, Edgar D.; Cox, I. Waynne; and Bousman, C. Britt
"HemisFair Park, San Antonio, Texas: An Archival Study for the Convention Center Expansion,"
Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State: Vol. 1997
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/ita/vol1997/iss1/17
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