Alexander Grzelachowski House and Store, building details and photos

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The Alexander Grzelachowski House and Store is a one-story, Territorialstyle, long rectangular building, located in a rural setting in the village of Puerto de Luna. It is constructed of roughly cut sandstone plastered only on the main facade and has a low-pitched, metal-clad, side-gable roof. A long, Territorial-style portal extends across the entire main (east) … Read moreAlexander Grzelachowski House and Store, building details and photos

HISTORY OF THE ALEXANDER GRZELACHOWSKI HOUSE AND STORE

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Constructed in the mid 1870s, the building served as a residence, general store, post office, and warehouse. Grzelachowski may have been influenced in his choice of style by his familiarity with Fort Union, an important precedent for the post Civil War, New Mexico Territorial style. The domestic section was occupied by Grzelachowski, his common-law wife … Read moreHISTORY OF THE ALEXANDER GRZELACHOWSKI HOUSE AND STORE