Preservationists persuaded Washington State University
to restore and reuse this 104-year-old former warehouse, rather than
sell and demolish the structure.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Terry Bain
Saved - Fort Monroe, Hampton, Va.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a master plan to restore and revitalize this former military base.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Patrick McKay
Saved - Stamford Post Office, Stamford, Conn
A federal court ruled against the sale and demolition plan for this historic post office. The ruling could help preservationists save historic post offices nationwide.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Evan Kalish
Saved - Montana's Upper Missouri River Breaks
The U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled the Bureau of Land Management violated
laws protecting historic sites along this national monument.
Credit: NTHP courtesy U.S. Forest Service Northern Region
Saved - Terminal Island, Port of Los Angeles
buildings at this former shipbuilding center from World War I and World
War II could be saved under a plan approved by the Los Angeles Board of
Credit: NTHP courtesy John Williams
Saved - Wrigley Field, Chicago
Earlier plans for massive renovations of this historic ballpark have been amended to address the concerns of preservationists.
Credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP
Saved - Five National Monuments
National Monuments designated by President Barack Obama - Each site
represents a diverse chapter in American history from the Native
American and Latino communities of Rio Grande del Norte, pictured here, to the
Underground Railroad and the Buffalo Soldiers of the Civil War.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Adriel Heisey
Saved - New Orleans' Saenger Theatre
1920s movie house and performing arts space was severely damaged in
Hurricane Katrina but reopened to the public in October after
Credit: NTHP courtesy Joseph A
Saved - Waterfront, Charleston, S.C.
A federal court found the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers violated preservation laws when it approved the construction
of new cruise ship terminals on the waterfront.
Lost - Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago
After a long battle during which advocates
urged preservation of the building, the way was cleared for the
Credit: NTHP courtesy Jason Smith
Lost - Cyclorama Center, Gettysburg, Pa.
The removal of the Cyclorama Center from the
Gettysburg National Park is a loss for advocates of 20th century
architecture, though it was supported by some preservationists under the
grounds that it would improve the interpretation of the battlefield's
Credit: NTHP courtesy Warren Jagger
Lost - Chinese Hospital, San Francisco
Once the only medical facility available to the local Chinese community, the historic hospital was marked for demolition to make room for a new hospital center.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Michael Van Vleet
Lost - The Pagoda Palace Theater, San Francisco
The historic vaudeville theater and movie house was razed in 2013 after 20 years of vacancy and failed proposals for redevelopment.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Gary Stevens
Lost - World Port Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
Delta Airlines began demolishing the jet-age structure and plans to turn it into an aircraft parking zone.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Anthony Stramaglia
Lost - Univision Building, San Antonio, Texas
Demolition began in November of this
1955 site known as the birthplace of Spanish-language broadcasting, to
make way for new apartments
Credit: NTHP courtesy Sylvia Gonzalez
Lost - St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The first Croatian
parish in the Western Hemisphere was demolished after the diocese
closed its doors in 2000.
Credit: NTHP courtesy David Kent
Lost - Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, S.C.
A court case allowed
demolition to proceed on this first racially integrated library, built
with an open, contemporary design.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Jenn Miller
Lost - Hojack Swing Bridge, Rochester, N.Y.
The historic railroad bridge was demolished after a 10-year fight by preservationists.
Credit: NTHP courtesy Doug Kerr
Lost - Pompey's Pillar, Montana
Nine days after the U.S.
government shutdown began, this sandstone pillar marking the expedition
of Lewis and Clark was vandalized with a new signature carved into the
stone while no rangers were guarding the site.