General Land Office, City of San Antonio, Alamo Trust, Inc. and Moses Rose's Hideout Owner Reach Agreement on Purchase of Building

August 3, 2023


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
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Rendering of front facade of Alamo Visitor Center and Museum

Today, the General Land Office (GLO), the City of San Antonio (City), and Alamo Trust, Inc. (ATI) are delighted to announce the successful mediation and agreement with the owner of Moses Rose’s Hideout to purchase the building located at 516 E. Houston St. This mutual agreement ends the eminent domain litigation and is a landmark step towards the creation of the future Alamo Visitor Center and Museum. 

"Across Texas and worldwide, the Alamo stands as a symbol of bravery and utmost sacrifice. I have always been committed to preserving and protecting the Shrine of Texas Liberty for future generations," said Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D. "Safeguarding this historical landmark is critically important to ensuring Texas’ rich history is properly honored and shared with our schoolchildren and the millions of people who visit every year. I am happy to see an amicable resolution and look forward to preserving this significant memorial of Texas heritage.”

“This agreement paves the way for the future of the historic Alamo. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the Alamo to learn more about the deep-rooted history and culture of San Antonio,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “In just a few years, our visitors will enjoy a state-of-the-art Alamo Visitor Center and Museum. We invite the world to learn why San Antonio’s World Heritage designation includes the historic Alamo.”

"Alamo Trust, Inc. expresses its sincere appreciation to all parties involved for their unwavering dedication, perseverance, and commitment to finding common ground during the mediation process," said Dr. Kate Rogers, Executive Director of the Alamo Trust, Inc. "We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the City of San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and members of the City Council for their invaluable partnership and assistance during these negotiations. This successful resolution exemplifies the power of productive dialogue, showcasing our collective ability to achieve shared objectives for the future of the Alamo."

Under the terms of the parties’ agreement, the bar’s owner has agreed to vacate the premises by August 15, 2023, which will keep the project on schedule.

About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Alamo Trust, Inc. (ATI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that oversees the daily operations at the Alamo and implementation of the Alamo Plan. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. The Alamo tells the story of Texas Independence as part of its rich and diverse 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year and is the #1 most visited destination in the State of Texas. In 1960, the Alamo was designated a United States National Historic Landmark, and in 2015, it became part of the Lone Star State's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts, and explore an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit