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Orzo W. Childs adobe
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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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Title supplied by cataloger.; Information icluded with the image reads: "Orzo W. Childs adobe. From Mrs. Hortense Childs Reynolds (5/9/54): '...the adobe is the house father took his bride to and where they lived until after the birth of their four first children; it was on the property opposite the later home place on the east side of Main St at about 11th St which was then not cut through.' (The later home place was 1111 So Main and extended from Main to Hill and 11th to 12th - where the Examiner is.)"
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 inside 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.
View shows an L-shaped adobe with several doors and windows, visible behind two large trees; a picket fence surrounds the home. Written on the verso of the image: "This is the adobe home where Mr. Orzo Childs took his bride. It was on the east side of Main - opposite the later home".
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles

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