Many don't realize the Shrine of Texas Liberty was once used as a Grocery Warehouse. French Merchant Honore Grenet bought part of the compound in 1877 and used it for his wholesale grocery business. Previously the US Army used the Alamo chapel as a warehouse.
A few photos of the Alamo chapel in it's less than glorious days.
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