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Near Ruidoso: Lincoln Schoolhouse Gallery - Adobe home in Historic Lincoln, New Mexico.
The Lincoln Schoolhouse and Gallery, located in Lincoln, NM is a remarkable historic building that was beautifully restored in 2007. Original features include 14 in. thick adobe walls, 12′ ceilings, oak flooring, and wavy glass pane windows, similar to older Santa Fe style adobe landmarks.
Completed in 1935, the building was a WPA project and was actively used for classes until 1954. Since then, the schoolhouse has also served as a foundry, pottery shop and most recently the Lincoln Schoolhouse Gallery and Art Center where receptions, performances,  workshops and seminars were held.
Many improvements were made to the building including upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems, new heating and air conditioning, septic systems, ceilings, roof and more.  A local cabinet maker was commissioned to rebuild the rope and pulley windows to their original standard. Although the renovations were extensive, the history, charm, and character of the old schoolhouse has been well preserved in the architectural details such as hardwood flooring, original doors, and even 1930′s era school room chalkboards, and drinking fountains.
The building’s main room is large enough to serve as a small auditorium with the original school stage. However, the restoration along with tasteful decor and furnishings, have made ... more

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