Belden Brick

Alamo Plaza Restoration

San Antonio, TX


Reed Hilderbrand LLC


Acme Brick, Tile and Stone (San Antonio)


Custom Blend of Plank Series Pavers:
Hamilton Blend Sanded Rustic
Ragland Blend Sanded Dart-Tex (darks omitted)

The story of the Alamo is world renowned and represents the core of Texas’ identity today. The ongoing effort to restore dignity and reverence to this sacred historic site through the comprehensive Alamo Plan. Connected with the Alamo Trust’s Interpretive Master Plan, the first phase of the Alamo Plaza restoration project included new pedestrian plaza spaces that flank the Alamo and Gardens. Over 1 acre of Belden Plank Series Pavers were installed in the new streetscape and plaza areas on East Crockett and Bonham Streets.

Reed Hilderbrand selected Belden Plank Series Pavers for the Alamo Plaza restoration project because of their timelessness and connection with the existing materials on the historic site of The Alamo and Belden's ability to customize color, finish, and texture to suit the context and climate. In addition, Belden Clay Pavers' high strength and durability were essential in a space that will operate flexibly as a significant historic pedestrian plaza, a roadway, and a parade route during a fiesta.


The long, slender format of the plank pavers set on edge and the herringbone layout evoke the long tradition of the use of brick and stone in San Antonio while forming a contemporary backdrop for a newly framed experience of the Mission San Antonio de Valero and the Alamo Church. The darker bands of pavers that organize the herringbone field are oriented along historic agricultural patterns and reflect the location of the acequia, which once crossed through the garden and southwards across E. Crockett Street, carrying water from the San Antonio rivers to irrigate cultivated lands surrounding the mission.

Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand LLC, Claire Fellman
Hardscape Contractor: Gulf Coast Pavers
Brick Distributor: Acme Brick, Tile and Stone (San Antonio)
Photography: Essential Images Photography

2023 Brick in Architecture Award, Silver: Paving & Landscaping

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