People remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against impossible odds—a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. The Hall of State in Dallas is filled with treasures remembering these sacrifices, such as Gen. Sam Houston's San Jacinto Battle Report that ended with his infamous "remember the Alamo" battle cry. More than 3 million additional historical items spanning 400 years of Texas history are housed within the Hall of State.
Built in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial Exposition, the Hall of State captures the life and times of passionate visionaries who helped shape the great state of Texas. Beautifully painted wall murals, some three stories high, depict the lives of inhabitants who have affected the region for centuries. It is a doorway to past events and people who led extraordinary lives. It records the struggles between nations that shaped modern-day Texas and celebrates its legendary heroes.
Renovating Texas history
Invited by the project's general contractor, Phillips/May Corp., Dallas, Castro Roofing of Texas LP, Dallas, was asked to perform a complete tear-off and reroof of the building's 41,000 square feet of decades-old roof system components.