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East Complex


 Lamy Building

Address: 413 Old Santa Fe Trail
Square Footage: 17,875
Year Built: 1878
Lamy Building Lamy Building Fountain

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The building is named for Jean Baptiste Lamy, (1814-88) Roman Catholic archbishop in the United States Southwest. Archbishop Lamy was born in France and was ordained in 1838, after doing missionary work in Southern Ohio. He was sent to New Mexico in 1850 as vicar apostolic. In 1852 he was responsible for the establishment of the first school for teaching English in Santa Fe, and he brought nuns and priests from France and the eastern states to establish other schools. He was ordained as Bishop in 1853 and Archbishop in 1875, and he worked tirelessly until 1885 in his vast region, which included, in addition to present-day New Mexico, most of Arizona and parts of Utah.

The Lamy and the Lew Wallace buildings were once dormitories for St. Michael's School. The State of New Mexico acquired the property from St. Michael's in the late 1960s, which today includes the PERA Building.

 

 Lew Wallace Building

Address: 413 Old Santa Fe Trail
Square Footage: 18,924
Year Built: 1887
Lew Wallace Building

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Named for Lewis Wallace, (1827-1905) an American novelist and diplomat and born in Brookville, Indiana. Mr. Wallace served in both the Mexican and Civil wars. After returning to his law practice in Indiana, he became Governor of the Territory of New Mexico (1878-81) and minister to Turkey (1881-85). His famous book, Ben Hur (1880), has been one of the best-selling novels in American publishing history and was made into several motion pictures.
 
The Lamy and the Lew Wallace Buildings were once dormitories for St. Michael's School. The State of New Mexico acquired the property from St. Michael's in the late 1960s, which today includes the PERA Building.

 

 PERA Building

Address: 1120 Paseo de Peralta
Square Footage: 161,786
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Started: 1964
Completed: 1967
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The PERA Building, from the time of construction until the completed sale to the State of New Mexico, was owned by the Public Employees Retirement Association on behalf of the employees of the State of New Mexico. The State of New Mexico received authorization to purchase the building from the legislature and negotiations began to purchase the building.

The building is comprised of five levels with two levels below grade.  Within the building is Apodaca Hall, which is named for the first PERA Board Director R. F. Apodaca.