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Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Agate House

A House of Gems

 
 
Agate House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
1. Agate House Marker
Inscription.  This structure, called Agate House, is a partial reconstruction of an Indian pueblo built here almost ten centuries ago. Indians built dwelling walls like these of petrified wood sealed with mud mortar. Archeologists believe the original eight-room pueblo was built between A.D. 1050 and 1300.

The absence of a kiva (underground ceremonial chamber) and the relatively small amount of cultural debris found at Agate House indicate a brief occupancy. Reconstruction of its room occured after archaeological excavation in 1934.
 
Erected by Petrified National Forest Services.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 34° 48.308′ N, 109° 51.694′ W. Marker is in Holbrook, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from Petrified Forest Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Petrified Forest Road, Holbrook AZ 86025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giant Logs (approx. ¾ mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Triassic Landscape (approx. 5.7 miles away); From Wood to Stone (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jasper Forest (approx. 6.6 miles away); Agate Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away); Pioneers of Paleontology (approx. 10.8 miles away); Historic Woodruff Snowflake Bridge (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holbrook.
 
Agate House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
2. Agate House Marker
Agate House Marker and Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
3. Agate House Marker and Ruins
Agate House Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
4. Agate House Ruins
Agate House Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
5. Agate House Ruins
Petrified Wood Construction Material image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
6. Petrified Wood Construction Material
Agate House Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
7. Agate House Ruins
Agate House Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
8. Agate House Ruins
Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
9. Interior
Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
10. Interior
Interior of One of the Rooms image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
11. Interior of One of the Rooms
Agate House Ruins image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
12. Agate House Ruins
The 1/4 Mile Path to the Agate House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, September 2, 2013
13. The 1/4 Mile Path to the Agate House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on September 18, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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