By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central
FLORENCE — Repair and restoration of the historic Francisco Cuen House will take about 1,000 adobe blocks, which are being manufactured behind the Pinal County Historical Society Museum.
The simple, little adobe, about 137 years old, has had plenty of quick and make-do repairs over the decades, using concrete infill, stucco infill and “a lot of fast-setting plaster of paris-type stuff,” adobe contractor and preservation specialist Reggie Mackay said. There were also adobe blocks of different sizes, textures and colors.
“This structure was my first case in Pinal County — to expand the then Qwest Switching facility over 20 years ago.”Jordan Rose, Founder and President of Rose Law Group