Pueblo of Acoma, Casa Blanca vicinity, Acoma Pueblo, Cibola County, NM
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Significance: The Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa like rock which rises abruptly from a once fertile valley about 75 miles to the west and south of Albuquerque. A site chosen because it provided protection, sanitation, and proximity to farm lands, plus an adequate supply of fresh water with natural provision for its storage.
The barren surface of the rock is approximately 17 acres in area and 360 feet above the level of the plains. The houses of the pueblo, about 100 in number, occupy the northern portion of the rock and are joined together after the fashion of modern "row house." There are nine separate units or blocks of houses which are grouped into three well defined rows with wide streets or plazas between. All of the houses face south and were originally three stories high, with set backs forming a roof terrace at each floor level. Thus a typical house has five rooms on the ground floor, four on the nest, and three rooms on the top floor. North walls were devoid of all openings except those essential for interior lighting...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-5
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1921
Survey number: HABS NM-6
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000500