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Old 09-06-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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You're welcome and thank you. Here's a picture of the type of house I was talking about. Nothing fancy but somehow, despite the metal roof, or maybe because of it, it fits up there.

The drive on the back road from Bernalillo to Pena Blanca is really a nice drive. I'm partial to the southern part of the state for the most part but there was an awful lot of beauty up north too.
I've seen that style, and I love it. It reminds me of New Mexico "Territorial"...and I'm beginning to wonder if those aren't two names for the same style.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Naples, Fl. w/change
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Hi TKO,

Yes it's a Spanish "J". It was my grandmother's maiden surname. Jara is a Sephardic (Shepherd of Spain) name and was identified by the Catholic Church as a Jewish surname. My ancestors fled Spain during the inquisition for Turkey and later Salonika northern Greece.

Your right about the wood under the eves. I like the straight lines of it.
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:40 PM
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Location: On the Border
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I've seen that style, and I love it. It reminds me of New Mexico "Territorial"...and I'm beginning to wonder if those aren't two names for the same style.
I think your right. Many territorials have a flat roof and that silver (I expect it's corrugated tin) roof makes a difference in look. There was limited materials in the late 1800's, being what was available locally in the way of timber, adobe and stucco, etc. and what was probably brought in from St. Louis on the Santa Fe trail like metal products. My guess is that the pitched metal roof was somewhat of a status symbol in that it had to be imported and required more cost by way transportation and framed rafters vs. natural vigas.

Just my thoughts though, I'm not an expert on the subject.

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Yes it's a Spanish "J". It was my grandmother's maiden surname. Jara is a Sephardic (Shepherd of Spain) name and was identified by the Catholic Church as a Jewish surname. My ancestors fled Spain during the inquisition for Turkey and later Salonika northern Greece.
I'd been thinking "Hara" when I saw your user name so I'm glad I was right Jara! That was an interesting story too!
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Nice pictures everyone.

vegaspilgrim - I especially liked the picture of Wagon Mound. One of my favorite landmarks.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I think your right. Many territorials have a flat roof and that silver (I expect it's corrugated tin) roof makes a difference in look. There was limited materials in the late 1800's, being what was available locally in the way of timber, adobe and stucco, etc. and what was probably brought in from St. Louis on the Santa Fe trail like metal products. My guess is that the pitched metal roof was somewhat of a status symbol in that it had to be imported and required more cost by way transportation and framed rafters vs. natural vigas.

Just my thoughts though, I'm not an expert on the subject.



I'd been thinking "Hara" when I saw your user name so I'm glad I was right Jara! That was an interesting story too!
And those same pitched metal roofs in the northern parts of the state would function well as snow roofs!
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Thumbs up Beautiful pictures

I think there is nothing in the world as breathtaking as a New Mexico sunset.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I think there is nothing in the world as breathtaking as a New Mexico sunset.
Everyone says that about their own state.
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Burque!
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Not Texans (at least they shouldn't). Maybe West Texas, but that's different.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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I am going to have some great pics in a couple of weeks
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Beautiful mono images!
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