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Title
Adobes on the corner of Los Angeles and Aliso streets
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
C.C. Pierce & Co
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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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. The part of the city called "Sonora Town" was an old adobe village north of the Plaza and Church of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels. It was Los Angeles' first Mexican quarters, or barrio. The area was named for the numerous miners and families who came from Sonora, Mexico, and may have still been around in the 1930s. Now it is Los Angeles' Chinatown District.
Photo of a white adobe located at Bronson and Clinton streets. It shows a large adobe with a main door in the middle and two windows on either side of it, with another door farther out on the right; the whitewash finish can be seen crumbling off certain areas of the house. This adobe was built in 1855 and was the home of Jean Cazauk at one time.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00078971
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Adobes-Cazauk.
CARL0000080013
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111505
Subject
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles

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