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McKinley County Court House
215 W Aztec (Courthouse Square), 201 W Hill Avenue (Courthouse) Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-1400

The McKinley County Courthouse, itself a New Deal art project, houses 19 pieces of New Deal art, and murals, tile work, lamps, and furniture by New Deal artists and crafts workers grace the courthouses interior.(

The historic McKinley County Courthouse was built in 1938 by the architectural firm of Trost and Trost of El Paso, Texas, in the Spanish Pueblo Revival Style.  Inside the lobby, Indian motifs are featured in the tile wainscoting, lettered signs, pendant lighting fixtures, and Pueblo-style paintings on the plaster walls, all set off by hand-made wooden furniture and oil paintings by New Mexican artists.

The second-floor courtroom has ten-foot murals depicting the history of McKinley County which were completed by Lloyd Moylan in 1940 and restored in 1991.” Mural artist: Lloyd Moylan

Gallup had one of the largest WPA art collections in New Mexico. A small WPA display remains on exhibit at the main library.

For tours of the WPA art collection contact gallupARTS. ( 

Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Description The City of Gallup is proud to host two unique event facilities. Red Rock Park, which boasts a large banquet room and three smaller rooms, as well as the historic El Morro Theatre and Events Center. The Theatre seats 430 and the events center can seat up to 120. Red Rock Park also features a unique outdoor arena that seats 5,000 with a beautiful view of the red rocks, an outdoor amphitheatre that seats 200.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 500
  • Space Notes We can provide an additional floor plan of the El Morro Theatre upon contact.
  • Theatre Capacity 430
  • Banquet Capacity 500
  • Number of Rooms 6
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 120