what is the current condition of the dripping springs set?
It's holding up surprizingly well. As a matter of fact, the Alamo set is faring better than the town itself. Terrific rains have created considerable washouts (mini-crevices) in the streets of Bejar and some of the buildings have been undermined. As to the fort, though, the Alamo 169th reenactment held in Dripping Springs over the weekend of Feb. 26/27th was responsible for a little sprucing up of the set. Doors and shutters that had come loose in some of the buildings, for instance, were reset by the living historians. But the place has no foundation. The tile porch in front of Jim Bowie's room in the Low Barrack has caved in and cracked, as the plywood beneath it is rotted out. The choir loft platform over the front door of the church has also rotted out. I sure wouldn't attempt to climb up there on a bet.
Welshman Maurice Jones at the Dripping Springs Alamo set, Friday, March 4, 2005.
Long time friend and fellow Alamo buff, Mike Boldt asked me to post this photo of the Universal Studios Alamo set. Originally built for the early Eighties film, "Cloak And Dagger", the set is also seen in the "Alamo Jobe" episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" TV series; it also appears briefly in "Three Amigos!".