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Abara House Adobe Workshop

June 4 - June 5



Start: June 4
End: June 5
Cost: $75
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Abara House, El Paso
1720 West Paisano Drive
El Paso, TX 79922 United States
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Don’t miss this unique, two-day adobe workshop on Tuesday, June 4th & Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm! The workshop will be held at Abara House (1720 West Paisano Drive), the mid 19th century adobe home of Simeon Hart, which had more recently been La Hacienda restaurant. This site on the Rio Grande holds evidence of many layers of history, from the 1598 crossing of Juan de Oňate along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, to the development of Hart’s Mill in the 1850s, to the construction of adobe officers quarters at Old Fort Bliss between 1878 and 1893. The site was included on the Texas’s Most Endangered Places List in 2014.

Workshop attendees will learn how to create adobe bricks and repair damage to adobe structures from adobe building expert, Pat Taylor. Pat is an adobe conservation specialist and co-author of Adobe Conservation, A Preservation Handbook. He has extensive experience with masonry projects across the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America, and has led numerous adobe, stone, and lime preservation workshops over the last several decades.