Michael Waters: Alamo Archictectural Artist May 10, 2006 14:58:43 GMT -5
Post by neferetus on May 10, 2006 14:58:43 GMT -5
Before there was Gary Zaboly, George Nelson, or Mark Lemon, Mike Waters of San Antonio delivered top-notch architectural drawings of the Alamo to members of the Alamo Lore And Myth Organization (A.L.A.M.O.) through the pages of it's newsletter. Working in close conjunction with archeologist Jake Ivey, Mr. Waters created his drawings based upon Mr. Ivey's many digs around the Alamo and Alamo Plaza. Thanks to Mike, many of us got our very first look at what the south wall defenses looked like, with the tambour and defense ditches. Below are just a few examples of Mike's work, detailing not only the south wall, but the SW corner, center of west wall gun emplacement and the NW corner. I only hope that someday Mike Waters will come out with a book-length examination of the Alamo compound done in his inimitable style.