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Palace of the Governors

Santa Fe, New Mexico
County of Santa Fe.
Palace Avenue at Santa Fe Plaza
National Register Number: 66000489
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: State. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NM-3 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum: www.palaceofthegovernors.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Erected (1610-12) as the fortress of the royal presidio of Santa Fe, the Palacio Real is the oldest public building built by European settlers in the continental United States. It served as the residence of the Spanish, Mexican, and American governors of New Mexico until 1907. Architecturally, the structure combined Pueblo Indian and Spanish methods of construction and design, producing a new type of building that was widely used throughout the Southwest.

The Palace of the Governors is in excellent condition. Since 2006 there has been installed a new electrical system; landscaping has been renovated to better reflect Spanish Colonial qualities of the building; the bathrooms have been renovated; the building exterior has been re-painted; and a new heating system has been installed.

There are no changes to the landmark

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