The city of Las Vegas this month completed restoration of the historic adobe hut, located at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
The $98,000 project was funded by grants from the Nevada State Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation and the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial.
The entire project was completed for one-third of the estimated budget and in one-half the time.
The adobe was constructed in the early 1900's as part of a community that developed in the Tule Springs area along a wagon road that lead to mining camps north of present-day Las Vegas.
The city of Las Vegas hired an historical structural engineer and a local construction contractor to reconstruct the collapsed walls using fallen blocks.
Additional blocks were quarried from the “badlands” area of the park. The roof was reconstructed using as much of the original pieces as possible interwoven with like new materials that, in our desert climate, will match the “aged” appearance of existing materials in no time.
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