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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photo 1 & Illustration 1
Photo 2
Photo 4
Photo 5


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Romero House, La Cueva Rancho. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Park Service, Richard Federici, photographer)

Questions for Photo 3

1. Compare this photo with Photos 1 and 2. What traditional elements can you identify? What features can you find that reflect new architectural influences?

2. The walls of the Romero house are adobe, although it is very difficult to use this material to build two-story houses. Why might this traditional building material have been used?

3. Review Readings 2 and 3. Why do you think the Romero house and the Valencia Rancho house, built at about the same time, might be so different?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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