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Don Ryden of Ryden Architects inspects the adobe walls of the museum/visitor center at Fort Verde State Park. “The skillful execution of the design will retain the integrity of the historic building’s character and assure the physical compatibility of new materials with old,” Ryden said. VVN/Bill Helm

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Stabilizing Fort Verde

More than 140 years old, the museum/visitor center is scheduled for restoration

It took parts of three years to build Fort Verde.