An abandoned homestead which dates to the 1890’s was apparently updated in the 1920’s with adobe construction. These updates, despite their advanced deterioration, are quite fascinating. Adobe construction on the property consists of a small one-room structure of unknown purpose, a porch balustrade, and a garage or storage building. The mortar used to hold the adobe blocks together has proven to be more durable than the adobe itself which is comprised of sun-baked mud and straw. Once mortared together, the adobe blocks were coated with stucco which helped to keep out moisture. Once the stucco began to fail, there was nothing to prevent the deterioration of the the adobe blocks. The photos below show the one-room structure as well as the significantly deteriorated porch and storage building.