LOST 1864 Ernie Pyle house, Dana, Ind.: boyhood home of World War II-era journalist demolished in August after being broken into and vandalized for years

1923 El Verano, West Palm Beach, Fla.: six-story, U-shaped hotel on Lake Worth torn down after city declined to seek historical designation

1928 Gershwin House, Beverly Hills, Calif.: home and workplace of brothers George and Ira, and later residence of singer Rosemary Clooney for half century, razed in August amid loud opposition

1963 Bunshaft House, East Hampton, N.Y.: new owner complained that Martha Stewart sold him architect Gordon Bunshaft's only residential design in poor condition, forcing him to tear it down in July

THREATENED 1894-to-1931 Buddhist temples, Hawaii: of 300 structures with traditional Japanese ornamentation and ridge roofs, only 10 remain in near-original condition

c. 1910 Benjamin Pierce Cheney barn, Peterborough, N.H.: built for American Express founder and modeled after medieval English tithe barns; local zoning board has denied owner's attempts to convert to office space with restaurant and inn; taxes and maintenance costs may force demolition and sale of surrounding acreage

RESTORED 1877 Trinity Church, Boston: four-year, $52 million renovation of H.H. Richardson's design completed this fall

1843 Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción, Socorro, Tex.: 313-year-old parish's most recent mission building has been stabilized and replastered; rededication slated for December

SAVED 1900 St. Brigid Catholic Church, San Francisco: Romanesque revival structure considered for sale to developers this summer; archdiocese opted instead to sell to city's Academy of Art University for meeting and exhibition space

1924 Elks athletic club, Louisville, Ky.: after four failed development attempts in 17 years, $20 million renovation of longtime downtown hotel and YWCA began in September

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