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Saguache Adobe Workshop

Updated: Jul 13

In Summer 2023, HEART of Saguache partnered with the Town of Saguache Historic Preservation Commission to host an adobe building repair and brick making workshop.

From an article printed in the Thursday July 6, 2023 Saguache Crescent :

Over the June 30 through July 2 weekend, Cornerstones Community Partners guided Saguache Adobe Workshop participants in making 450 adobe bricks. These bricks will be used in August to build a short wall at the front of Floyd Smith Kids Park in Downtown Saguache. Workshop participants learned about structural repairs for adobe buildings, common maintenance issues, and how to select materials for construction and repair. People in Saguache with adobe building issues had one on one site visits with Cornerstones workshop leaders. Thank you to workshop leaders Issac Logsdon, Lea Andersson, Kateri Lopez for the invaluable lessons and support - and we look forward to having them back in town in August.

The Town of Saguache Historic Preservation Commission would like to thank the community and Cornerstones Community Partnerships for the wonderful weekend. Thank you to the Town Administration, Town Maintenance, and the Board of Trustees for supporting the program needs. Thank you to the BLM and Saguache County Road and Bridge for the ideal adobe dirt from the Saguache County Landfill. Thank you to Conley Waste Management for

getting it to town. Thank you to the Northern Saguache County Fire District for helping with water and power to the brick yard. Thank you to Rebie Hazard for providing the straw for the bricks. Thank you to Lori Lujan for a perfect building site to learn adobe repair. Thank you to Tasha Pino and Joe Abeyta for a beautiful garage for mud plastering. Thank you to Alex DeCarli for helping preparing the work sites. Thank you to the Saguache Town Market, The Oasis, and The Village Pub for the wonderful lunches. Thank you to Big Valley Motel for the accommodations. Thank you to Michael Pacheco for documenting all of the activities.

Thank you to Dr.Lindsey Flewelling, Saguache’s Certified Local Government Preservation Planner at History Colorado for helping the Town of Saguache organize and fund the Saguache Adobe Workshop. Thank you to the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior for History Colorado, and to the Saguache County Commissioners for funding through a CLG Grant and a Saguache County Sales Tax Grant. Thank you to HEART of Saguache for providing logistics and helping bring our community together on this important and fun cultural, educational, historic preservation program.

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