Adobe House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 35° 23.571 W 119° 01.201
11S E 316542 N 3918483
Quick Description: This is one of many historical interpretive signs on the grounds of the Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2013 5:25:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMJE46
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 1

Long Description:
Adobe House

Adobe was a common material used to construct buildings from the Spanish mission period of California history through the 1930s.

Adobe is a sun-dried brick made from soil or clay. This structure was built to resemble an adobe dwelling in Kern County during the mid 1800s.

The adobe bricks used to build this structure were salvaged from a 1930s Bakersfield residence. The adobe house, located near Fairfax Road and Brundage Lane, belonged to William and Flora Deuel Combs.

In 1979, Dr. Lewis L. Sandidge and Dr. Dyrel Faulstick donated the adobe bricks used to reconstruct this building. Chicanos Unidos Para El Progreso constructed this building on the museum grounds in 1977.

Group that erected the marker: Kern County Museum

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Kern County Museum ~ Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, California
93301


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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