ALAMOGORDO (AP) — A ranch house where Los Alamos scientists assembled the world's first atomic bomb is being restored.
The McDonald/Schmidt Ranch House at the Trinity Site is facing exterior renovations thanks to a cooperative agreement with White Sand Missile Range Cultural Resources Program.
Improvements will focus on the exterior stucco, gutters and drainage and interior restoration.
On July 16, 1945, scientists from the then-secret city of Los Alamos successfully exploded the first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site, near Tularosa.
The ranch house was located two miles away from the explosion, and its windows were blown out. The house was no significantly damaged but over the years fell into disrepair. It has gone through other restoration.
The bomb later was dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.