Proposed Reconstruction at Alamo Causes Concern for Woolworth Building
On August 25, for the first time since World Monuments Fund listed the San Antonio Woolworth building on the 2020 Watch, the Alamo Trust published an image relating to their proposed treatment of Alamo Plaza. Since the image was taken from a perspective that did not include the Woolworth Building site, it remains silent on the proposed treatment of the Woolworth Building, or even if the Alamo Trust is planning to preserve it.
WMF continues to support The Conservation Society of San Antonio in their position that the Woolworth Building should be preserved and re-purposed as a museum, both to interpret the Alamo’s diverse history as well as its own important role in civil rights. The Woolworth Building is the most prominent of the San Antonio sites that achieved the first peaceful desegregation of lunch counters in 1960.
- View The Conservation Society of San Antonio’s Compromise Plan for the Alamo, supported by the Society of Architectural Historians.
- Read the Conservation Society of San Antonio’s views on the Alamo Trust image.