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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 house taken sometime between 1915 and 1917. The adobe has four windows along the front portion on either side of the doorway. A smaller adobe structure on the right of the photo appears to be in ruins. This adobe was located at Boyle Avenue near 9th Street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;16 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00078875 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Adobes.; N-002-029 8x10 CARL0000079840 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111393
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Los Angeles