This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The adobe building was originally established in the early 17th century as an administrative building for Santa Fe de Nuevo Mexico, a province of New Spain; it is considered America’s oldest public building. The control of the province passed to Mexico after the Mexican War of Independence. Then, following the Spanish-American War, the territory was incorporated into the United States, ultimately earning statehood in 1912. The building is now a museum.
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