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Title
Adobe ruins
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Adobe structures are "natural buildings" made from a mixture of 50% sand, 35% clay and water, and mixed with 15% of a fibrous or organic material such as sticks, straw and even dung in some cases - which is useful in binding the brick together and allowing the brick to dry evenly. These buildings are extremely durable and account for the oldest structures on earth, some of which are still standing today. Adobe walls usually never rise above two stories because they're load bearing and have low structural strength. Ideally, the wall should be thick enough to remain cool on the nside during the heat of the day, but thin enough to transfer heat through the wall during the evening. To protect the interior and exterior adobe wall, finishes such as mud plaster, whitewash or stucco can be applied. These finishes protect the adobe wall from water damage but need to be reapplied periodically.
Photo of an adobe ruin, which was once a seemingly large adobe house; it has obviously been abandoned for many years. There are three large openings on one side of the structure, but it is unclear what portion of the house this was. This adobe was located east of Boyle Avenue near 10th Street.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00078882
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Adobes.; N-002-014 8x10
CARL0000079841
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111394
Subject
Abandoned buildings--California--Los Angeles
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Ruins

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