We think that we are the most enlightened generation, not always so. Recently an engineer checked the Town Hall Building to see if it was structurally sound, his conclusion after finding adobe brick as part of the southwest foundation, that the building was not stable.
In 'John Henry Barkers letter of Oct 18 1874 to his sister Jenny in England, he mentioned that he lived about 50 steps from our door to the rock school house, and right in front, the street in between. It is not quite finished on the outside but we are using it. Church was also held there every Sunday until the church house was built. The building was 40 x 25, and we expect to have some good dances there this winter.' Therefore that adobe brick has been holding up the south end of the town building since 1873, withstanding two earthquakes.