Adina de Zavala


Adina Emilia De Zavala, preservationist, eldest of six children of Augustine and Julia (Tyrrell) De Zavala and granddaughter of Lorenzo and Emily (West) de Zavala, was born on November 28, 1861, in Harris County. One of Miss Zavala's greatest contributions to Texas was the preservation of a portion of the old San Antonio de Valero Mission, better known as the Alamo, which her group prevented from being razed in the early twentieth century.

For more information about this author, please see the Handbook of Texas entry on Adina Emilia De Zavala.

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