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TRANSITIONS

Gettysburg
Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pa.

Credit: NPS

THREATENED 1863 Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pa.: site of decisive Civil War battle—as well as period houses, barns, and country roads—facing potential traffic increases and infrastructure upgrades from proposed casino gambling nearby

1890 Otay Baptist Church, Chula Vista, Calif.: upkeep and modernization costs mounting for aging congregation of town's former centerpiece, noted for its white steeple and bell

LOST c. 1794 Evergreen Place, Nashville: Federal-style manse demolished without permit last fall amid plans for Home Depot store

1912 Baptist Memorial Hospital Center, Memphis: main tower of sprawling medical campus, where Elvis Presley was pronounced dead in 1977, razed in November to make way for biomedical research park

c. 1928 Exide Administration Building, Fairfield, Conn.: two-story, colonial revival brick factory, designed by Fairfield architect Cameron Clark, bulldozed in October after remaining vacant since 1981

1935 Upjohn Co. research tower, Kalamazoo, Mich.: 13-story industrial design by Albert Kahn leveled last fall by current owner, Pfizer Co., for green space

Daniel
Daniel Webster Farm, Franklin, N.H.

Credit: NTHP

SAVED c. 1800 Daniel Webster Farm, Franklin, N.H.: ardent nationalist and orator's 141-acre retreat along Merrimack River, and later home for Civil War orphans, purchased in November from developer for $1.75 million by Trust for Public Land

c. 1840 Moross House, Detroit: Greek revival structure built on farm originally belonging to area's French settlers, bought by local couple from city last fall for $200,000, to be renovated and opened for tours

c. 1950 Jimi Hendrix House, Seattle: two-bedroom house where psychedelic guitarist lived as a boy moved in September to nearby Renton, Wash., across the street from his grave

Dodona
Dodona Manor, Leesburg, Va.

Credit: George C. Marshall International Center

RESTORED 1827 Dodona Manor, Leesburg, Va.: home of Gen. George C. Marshall, author of landmark plan to rebuild Europe after World War II, reopened for tours in December after six-year, $2.2 million restoration

1889 Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, Calif.: Roman Catholic diocese commissioned four-year, $34.5 million renovation and modernization of architect Bryan Clinch's Italian Renaissance-style design; work included uncovering original wood floors and reopening sealed-off 175-foot dome