|Owner:||City of Pueblo|
|Architect:||John M. Barnosky|
|General Contractor:||GMG General Construction & Supply|
|Construction Period:||Sep 2000 - Mar 2001|
|LEED® Rating:||Not Applicable|
|Description:||This project consisted of the design and construction administration of a 2,000 sf evocation of a Trading Post which was built near what is believed to be the original site of the post. The L-shaped, one-story adobe trading post occupies roughly half of the original site. Though the exact dimensions of the post are unknown, it’s design was guided by an artist’s sketch made in the 1850’s and various descriptions from historic journals and letters.|
The trading post was built from original materials - adobes and native timbers and woods, meeting 21st century codes, maintaining durability and requiring little ongoing maintenance.
The reconstruction required between 30,000 and 40,000 adobes. The heavy timbers (vigas) used to support the roof are pine and the decking (latillas) between the vigas are aspen and juniper. It was build on a conventional concrete and steel foundation. Bricks, mortars, stuccos, and the poured adobe floors were made by using traditional recipes with the waterproofing asphalt stabilizer added. Authentic-looking fireplaces are lined with fire brick, steel dampers and flue tiles. The contemporary materials were then covered with adobe plaster.