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Thank you for joining us for: Places of Color: Preserving San Antonio’s Underrepresented Narratives. We focused on Alazán Courts, the 1875 foundation of the St. James AME Church, and the Woolworth Building, a World Monuments Fund 2020 Watch Site. These endangered historic sites physically connect us to overlooked stories in our shared heritage, speaking to the struggle for equity and justice.

We hope this event has inspired you to actively support the preservation of these sites. Please use the following links to contact the decision-makers. Tell them you want to experience this history in place, not read about it on plaques.

Door Detail from Alazan Courts

Alazán Courts – Learn moreNew!

  • Send a letter to the San Antonio Housing Authority.

  • Contact District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales.

  • Support rehabilitation over demolition!

Archaeologically Sensitive Area Sign

St. James AME Church (1875) – Learn more.

  • Attend virtual public meeting – Rescheduled for Feb 23th: 6 – 7:30 PM.

  • Contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through Mar 8th Click here.
  • Support changing the San Pedro Creek Culture Park plan to preserve the entire foundation!

W in Woolworth name on pavement

Woolworth Building – Learn more.

View the studies of the architecture and Civil Rights history commissioned by the Alamo Trust.

  • Email State of Texas and City of San Antonio officials listed below.
  • Support reuse as part of the Alamo Museum, telling the plaza’s full 300 year history!

George P. Bush, Commissioner, Texas General Land Office

Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins (State Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee)

Mayor Ron Nirenberg

Councilman Roberto Treviño (Council District 1 and Alamo Management Committee Chair)

Thank you for your support! Working together, we can make our voices heard.

Photos of preservation supporters

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