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Adobe Hut

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c. 1914–1918
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Early settlers in the Las Vegas Valley frequently used adobe as a building material because it was more readily available than wood and because of its natural insulating characteristics. Few adobe buildings remain in good condition. This small hut, made of adobe blocks and mortar, shows extensive deterioration from the elements, but parts of its wood roof and wood window and door frames survive. A large open shed constructed over the hut after the site became a state park has offered some protection from further damage.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Adobe Hut", [North Las Vegas, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 229-229.

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