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Taken 15-Oct-18
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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Home and Surroundings
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Smith-Carlton Adobe House
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.19 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Oct-18 17:24
Date modified15-Oct-18 17:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/50 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Smith-Carlton Adobe House

Smith-Carlton Adobe House

Fort Davis
Jeff Davis County, Texas
30 34.989' N 103 53.634' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Front Street and Urquart Avenue. Go 300 yards south on Front Street. Turn left on unpaved road and go 250 yards.

Text: In 1873, Archie Smith, a former Buffalo Soldier in the 24th U.S. Infantry at Fort Davis, built a home on 160 acres near the base of Dolores Mountain using local materials. Native oak beams support the near-rectangular one-story adobe. A large room with a vaulted ceiling was a private chapel for Smith's wife. It was also open to other denominations and Catholic masses before St. Joseph was built. In 1911, Emmett H. Carlton bought the property and built a new home, using the Smith house as a barn and stabilizing its walls with a lime plaster. Don and Vida Carlton occupied the house after restoring it in the early 1970s. The house is notable as the oldest home still in use as a residence in Fort Davis.