|The Gallup Commercial Historic District comprises one-and-two-story attached-and-unattached brick-and-stone buildings located along West Route 66 and West Coal Avenue in the city of Gallup in McKinley County in western New Mexico. The Gallup Commercial Historic District is significant at the local level under National Register Criterion C in the area of architecture because the historic includes excellent examples late 19th -and early 20th-century commercial buildings in styles that include the Brick Commercial, Romanesque Revival, Art Deco, Spanish- Pueblo Revival, and Spanish Baroque Revival. The historic district is significant at the local level under National Register Criterion A in the area of community planning and development because its gridiron plan of streets oriented to the railroad is a common town plan for railroad-era towns in New Mexico. The historic district is significant at the local level under National Register Criterion A in the area commerce because Gallup served as a regional center for commerce with numerous trading posts for the buying, selling, and trading of Native American jewelry, rugs, and other crafts. The historic district is significant at the state level in the area of Native American ethnic heritage because the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial included a Native American Ceremonial parade through downtown. The historic district is significant at the state level under National Register Criterion A in the area of entertainment and recreation because downtown Gallup was a center for entertainment with hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, ballrooms, saloons, and movie theaters, and because the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial has been an important part of tourism in Gallup since it began in 1922.