Cee’s Fun Foto: Houses (Taos Pueblo)
The Pueblo was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960. In 1992 it was designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Ancient ruins in the Taos Valley indicate Pueblo people lived here nearly 1000 years ago.
Many Pueblo families are still living in the historic houses.
The houses at Taos Pueblo originally had few windows and no standard doorways, instead, access to rooms was through square holes in the roof that the people reached by climbing long, wooden ladders.
Cedar logs (or vigas) supported roofs that had layers of branches, grass, mud, and plaster covering them.
These houses need to be maintained twice a year.
Have a great weekend. 🙂