Adobe Construction

Adobe Construction (HM1CIL)

Location: San Diego, CA 92110 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.221', W 117° 11.744'

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The Casa de Aguirre, like many of Old Town's original buildings, was constructed of adobe. Adobe bricks, flooring, roof tiles, and other materials were made locally by combining clay, sand, water and straw and pouring this mixture into wooden forms. Once the bricks and tiles were dry enough to hold their shape, the forms were removed and the blocks were left to cure in the sun. The bricks were ready after thirty days of drying time. The exterior walls of adobe houses were coated with plaster to protect them from damage by the wind, sun and rain. The present-day re-creation of the Casa de Aguirre used authentically made adobe bricks (exposed here) mortared onto an earthquake-proof substructure.
Placed ByHistoric Tours of America – The Nations Storyteller
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 481664 N 3623997
Decimal Degrees32.75368333, -117.19573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.221', W 117° 11.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 13.26" N, 117° 11' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4010 Twiggs St, San Diego CA 92110, US
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