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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. Nadeau adobe located at 642 North Broadway; it was later identified as the Mariano adobe. It was eventually demolished and a parking lot was built in the area.
1 photographic print :b&w ;8 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00081452 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Adobes-Nadeau. CARL0000081533 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112426
Adobe houses--California--Los Angeles Dwellings--California--Los Angeles