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Hopi House (1904)

 Designed by Mary Jane Colter, this structure is modeled after Hopi pueblos at Oraibi, Arizona. Rectangular in plan with many stepped terraces reinforcing the Pueblo style, massive stone walls are covered with adobe plaster, concrete floors are rough finished to resemble mud floors, and ceilings are made of saplings and grasses resting on peeled logs. Ethnographically accurate, the Hopi House reflected the contemporary scholarly interest in Southwest archeology that promoted the 1906 Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities.17
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Photograph by Laura Soulliere.

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