Historic Santa Fe Foundation | NPS Old Santa Fe Trail Building

Historic Santa Fe Foundation |The Story of the National Park Service’s Old Santa Fe Trail Building

NPS building

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10

Virtual

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Rehabilitating A National Historic Landmark: The Story of the National Park Service’s Old Santa Fe Trail Building

The Old Santa Fe Trail Building is a New Deal Era adobe building constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Constructed of 280,000 adobe bricks, the National Park Service Regional Headquarters adapts local building tradition to the Spanish Pueblo Revival style which was popularized in the 1930s in northern New Mexico and adopted by building NPS architect Cecil Doty. The building is unique in its expression of organic forms with sculptural massing and locally inspired textures and pigment that blend into the landscape. The Spanish Colonial style is adopted throughout the interior in decorative elements with CCC-crafted wood furnishings, and light fixtures to connect local forms with daily NPS functions. Some changes throughout the twentieth century, however, negatively impacted the building causing several technical issues. In 2018, the National Historic Landmark underwent a rehabilitation project to solve these issues, addressing architectural elements throughout to allow the building to function as originally intended. The project required the team to adapt to the unique needs of an adobe building, reversing years of water damage to protect the original adobe bricks. In this presentation, we will share the Old Santa Fe Trail Building’s journey from construction to rehabilitation, exploring its history and revealing its transformation from 1936 to today.

There is no charge for admission for members and the non-members entry fee is $10. Registration is required for members and non-members — register here.

Organizer

Historic Santa Fe Foundation
Phone:
505.983.2567
Email:
info@historicsantafe.org
Website:
https://www.historicsantafe.org/
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