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   Early Spanish Architecture
Mexican Republic Architecture, 1821-1846
Throughout the mid-1800s, the primary building style in New Mexico was a clean, rustic cubical form with adobe walls and flat roofs—the construction was necessarily restricted to local materials. The sheer distance to the area had created an evolution of Indian Pueblo building techniques with a Spanish influence. With annexation in 1846 and the arrival of Army personnel and others such as settlers, miners and tradesmen, the territory came out of its isolation, and new influences occurred in many areas, including architecture.
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