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Historical U.S. Places

September 16, 2013
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RICHARD MASCHMEYER—ROBERT HARDING WORLD IMAGERY/GETTY IMAGES

The Palace of the Governors

Part of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in New Mexico, the Palace of the Governors was built in 1616 using a combination of Pueblo Indian and Spanish design and building methods. This produced a new type of building that was used throughout the Southwest. The Palace was built when New Mexico was a Spanish territory that made up much of the Southwest. It went on to serve as the residence of Spanish, Mexican, and American governors of New Mexico until 1907. Now a museum and a national historic landmark, it is the oldest public building in the U.S. that has been continuously occupied. Flip through this slideshow to see a few other examples of notable national historic monuments and landmarks in the U.S. with Hispanic influence.

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