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San Ildefonso House

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c. 1938. 509 W. Virginia Ave.

This tiny (300-square-foot) Pueblo Revival house is one of several, including the studio to the east, built by Indians from San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico. The Indians came north in the summers to make and sell jewelry at Ender's Hardware across the street. Under cement stucco, restorer Bruce Hoffman found the original mud plaster applied over chicken wire fastened to the adobe bricks by nails driven through bottle caps. The irregular massing, bulging parapets, vigas, and appealing simplicity of the Pueblo Revival style are captured here in miniature.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "San Ildefonso House", [Gunnison, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 539-539.

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