National Geographic : 1940 Nov
_ © National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn Pueblo Bonito, America's First Big Apartment House, Reconstructed from NationalGeographic Society Findings Headed by Neil M. Judd, of the U. S. National Museum, Society explorers excavated the ruins of the massiveprehistoric community center inChaco Canyon National Monument, New Mexico, in the 1920's. The pueblo, reconstructed on canvas from Mr. Judd's sketches, isfour stories inheight, with 800rooms. The orig inal dwelling existed 500 years before Columbus discovered America. Ladders emerge from kivas, or ceremonial chambers.