Rebuilding a Dangerous Kiva Fireplace

In the 1950’s a developer named Mr. Stam built hundreds of houses in Santa Fe, NM. There are at least two large neighborhoods full of Stam Houses in Santa Fe. Most of them have kiva fireplaces. They are well-built houses with hardwood floors, plaster ceilings, and large back yards. Though small, they are desirable homes that in today’s (2019) real estate market are valued in the $400,000.00 range if they are in good condition. (Blog continued below images)