The Old Fort

Strawbale Greenhouse Project

 

Strawbale Greenhouse Project

 
strawbale greenhouse
This is the original glass greenhouse constructed at the "old fort" in the early 20's.  It was moved to Durango in 1957 where it sat until the mid 80s. 
 
Meanwhile back at the "old fort", another greenhouse was being constructed on a new foundation.  This newer greenhouse was moved intact to Rogers Mesa Research Center in Hotchkiss,  CO where it stands today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo courtesy of Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies
 
 
 
The strawbale greenhouse is being constructed on the foundation of the second greenhouse.
 
constructing strawbale greenhouse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The site of the greenhouse as work
began in Spring of 1998
 
 
main frame of strawbale greenhouse

The main frame was constructed in
April 1998
 
 
back of strawbale greenhouse frame

A view of the frame from the back in
April 1998.