Friday, May 18, 2007

Vallejo’s Iron Houses

Some of Vallejo’s earliest structures were made of corrugated iron imported from Liverpool, England. Corrugated metal was a cheap and versatile building material. It was easy to transport by ship and could be adapted to a variety of sites and building needs. In his book “Mountains and Molehills” author Frank Marryat describes how these buildings came to be erected in Vallejo in the early 1850s:

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