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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Luna Jacal
Structure Number:
BBH-168
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Luna's Jacal
Park:
Big Bend National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Texas
Structure County:
Brewster
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Southwest
Administrative Unit:
Big Bend National Park
LCS ID:
012057
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
11/08/1974
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
State
Short Significance Description:
The Luna Jacal was entered on the NR on November 8, 1974, under NR Criteria C, prime example of the primitive Mexican house-shelter typical of the earliest pioneer settlement in the area and B, association with widely know personage in the area, local level, period of significance 1890-1900.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1890
AD
1900
AD
Luna, Gilberto
Other
2. 
Restored
1971
AD


NPS
Other
3. 
Stabilized
1983
AD
1990
AD
NPS
Other
4. 
Stabilized
2010
AD
2010
AD
NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Single Family House
Primary Current Use:
Exhibit
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
1 - 2,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
494
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Framing
Log
2. 
Walls
Stone
3. 
Foundation
Stone
4. 
Roof
Concrete
Short Physical Description:
Stone masonry relaid with cement mortar, rectangular 13' X 38' with shallow gable roof of vigas & ocotillo with cementitous covering. Rear of building incorporates large boulder, and entrance is through opposite end.