New Mexico Art Tells its History

Territorial Architecture

After New Mexcio became a territory of the United States, Americans brought in milled posts and trim to make the buildings look more European, and built Greek Revival style buildings with white columns and classical proportions. U.S. military forts and government buildings adopted this style, now known as “Territorial.” Churches were also influenced by European design, and Bishop Lamy, who came from France, built Santa Fe’s St. Francis cathedral in the Romanesque Revival style.

Related Art

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Indian VillageView of Santa Fe Plaza in the 1850sView from the La Fonda PoolsideSocorro Court HouseSpanish VillageAnglo VillageCordova, Rio Arriba County, NM

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