Northern Long Building

Northern Long Building [Feb. 21, 1997]

Pollock writes: "I find the location, orientation, and association of this building with nearby structures difficult to understand. As will be discovered below, the transverse vault that separates the north and south rooms was once a passage, but one that led nowhere on the west, where the building is squeezed against the substructural terrace of the Nunnery Quadrangle, and to no currently discernible point of interest to the east.

I believe the structure is best explained as having been erected as part of an earlier grouping of buildings, which may or may not have been completed, but in any case the design of which is now obscured by the great Nunnery Quadrangle. In its final stage, with the central passage closed at its west end, the structure clearly faced east and is more likely to be associated with the House of the Magician complex than with the Nunnery."

(Pollock, The Puuc, p. 233)