Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Restoring History.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

Hampton Inn volunteers make adobe bricks to save a landmark

The adobe bricks were laid in rows, nearly two dozen in all by lunchtime, to dry under an afternoon sun peeking through threatening clouds pushed by an unrelenting wind.

"Hopefully it doesn't rain, because then it will just take them longer to dry," said Melissa O'Brien, of Memphis, Tenn. "But I know how much you guys need the rain, so hopefully it won't rain until the later afternoon or evening."

O'Brien, a spokeswoman for Hampton Inn & Suites who said she'd never been to Santa Fe before Thursday, watched as local Hampton Inn employees turned the mud and straw concoction into adobe bricks. …

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