GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – If you visit downtown Gallup anytime soon, you’ll be at New Mexico’s newest designated historic district.
The area along Route 66 is where the city built its roots. It began forming with the arrival of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in 1881.
New Mexico Mainstreet and Historic Preservation District says it recognizes the district’s unique history and culture and will help preserve them with federal funds.
There were about 60 buildings built between 1881 and 1966 in the area.