Agate House Pueblo

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Agate House Pueblo
Agate House.jpg
Agate House Pueblo is located in Arizona
Agate House Pueblo
Agate House Pueblo is located in USA
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
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. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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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