This marker is located in Alamo Plaza near the Alamo Cenotaph. It says:
Adina de Zavala
Her firm belief, later verified, was that remnants of Mission San Antonio de Valero, known in 1836 as the Alamo’s long barracks, lay underneath the wooden exterior of buildings adjacent to the Alamo church. By 1893, as President of the De Zavala Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Miss Adina had secured the adjacent property owner’s commitment to give the chapter first purchase option. In 1908, upon hearing that the 2-story long barracks were about to be razed, Miss Adina barricaded herself inside the building for three days and nights in an effort that ultimately prevented their destruction.
Yes, that’s right. Barricaded herself inside the building for three days!
Adina de Zavala’s impact can be seen throughout San Antonio. She was responsible for identifying historical sights, encouraged the state-wide celebration of Texas Independence Day each year, and formed organizations that would help protect historic landmarks.