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Workers aiding La Loma adobe

Sean Bolduan pulverizes old adobe bricks to make mortar.
Sean Bolduan pulverizes old adobe bricks to make mortar. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Contractors are working to stabilize the crumbling city-owned La Loma Adobe on Lizzie Street.

The two-story landmark is one of four city-owned adobes and is in the worst condition. It has been unoccupied since 1953, and for years vandals have added to the building’s condition.

The city is spending $110,200 in Community Development Block Grant funds to repair the crumbling walls and strengthen them by installing steel rods.

Surplus adobe bricks used in the restoration of Mission San Miguel, as well as the adobe’s own original material, are being used to reconstruct the walls.

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