Welcome to The New Mexico's State Capitol

Introduction

New Mexico State Capitol.New Mexico's State Capitol building (also called the Roundhouse) is unique and is the only round state capitol in the United States. It is one of the oldest and newest capitols in the United States. The Palace of the Governors, built in 1609 on the north side of the Plaza is the oldest capitol building. It was the seat of Spanish, Mexican and American governments. Today it is the New Mexico State History Museum.

The current State Capitol was dedicated on December 8, 1966. The building was desgined by W. C. Kruger and constructed by Robert E. McKee. It is build in New Mexico Territorial style, which is an adaptation of Greek revival and Pueblo adobe architecture. The building forms the Zia sun symbol.

The Capitol was renovated in the early 1990's and rededicated on December 4, 1992. The renovation included expansion of the committee rooms, asbestos abatement, mechanical and electrical improvements and handicapped barrier removal. The Capitol Art Foundation and art collection were also created at this time. All the art and handcrafted furniture in the Capitol's permanent collection were created by New Mexico artists.