Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More Plaster

I never know where this blog will take me, kind of like life. On the heels of my plaster post last week, this week Rick (the spousal unit), worked with the National Park Service in helping to preserve buildings in the Fort Lowell Historic Neighborhood (see more about Ft Lowell here). These are adobe buildings from the 1860's that are melting away. Adobe is a wonderful for building but it must be maintained, when it isn't, it quickly deteriorates. One of these structures was inhabited until 2006 but in our climate, with its torrential summer rains, adobe can quickly return to its base materials. The intent of this project is to preserve what's remaining, not restore to original. Some photos of the area and the work being done.

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