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Los Angeles adobe, Main and Carr streets
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 a white adobe located at Main and Carr streets (now 14th Place), between 14th St. and Pico. The layout of the home is that of an inverted "U", with doors on the left and right portions of the house, and a covered porch or patio in the middle; numerous pepper trees surround the home. This was said to have been General Freman's headquarters at one time, and many years later, it was the "Yee Hing Laundry", a Chinese laundry. At the time this photograph was taken, a "For Sale" sign was posted at the front of the structure (barely visible).
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 20 cm. on board 14 x 22 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Adobes.; S-003-270 4x5
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles

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