Agate House Pueblo

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Agate House Pueblo
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Agate House Pueblo is located in Arizona
Agate House Pueblo
Nearest city Holbrook, Arizona
Coordinates 34°48′18″N 109°51′40″W / 34.80500°N 109.86111°W / 34.80500; -109.86111Coordinates: 34°48′18″N 109°51′40″W / 34.80500°N 109.86111°W / 34.80500; -109.86111
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 75000170
Added to NRHP October 06, 1975[1]

Agate House is a partially reconstructed Puebloan building in Petrified Forest National Park, built almost entirely of petrified wood. The eight-room pueblo has been dated to approximately the year 900 and occupied through 1200, of the Pueblo II and Pueblo III periods. The agatized wood was laid in a clay mortar, in lieu of the more usual sandstone-and-mortar masonry of the area.[2]

The ruins of Agate House were reconstructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-34 under the direction of C.B. Cosgrove Jr. of the New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology. Room 7 was fully reconstructed with a new roof. Room 2's walls were rebuilt to a height of five feet, but not roofed, and the remaining walls were rebuilt to a height of two or three feet.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Agate House". Petrified Forest National Park. National Park Service. 2008-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Agate House". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-26. 

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