First Roumanian-American Synagogue, NYC

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LOST 1855 Kelley-Lockett House, Jacksonville, Ala.: antebellum Greek revival house built for Confederate engineer, demolished in November despite local efforts to save it

1857 First Roumanian-American Synagogue, New York City: grand sanctuary on Lower East Side, first built as church, later referred to as Cantors' Carnegie Hall; razed amid protest in March after its roof collapsed

1896 Wing Tsue Emporium, Deadwood, S.D.: two-story former general store was among last structures standing in Gold Rush town's historic Chinese district; torn down this winter without permit

Marshall-Adams Hall, East Lansing, Mich.

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THREATENED Ottawa County Courthouse, Miami, Okla.: demolition proponents cite safety concerns in decision to raze four-story moderne structure designed by firm of Hair and Tonini and later redesigned by architect Joseph Koberling

RESTORED 1902 Marshall-Adams Hall, East Lansing, Mich.: among Michigan State University's oldest buildings on historic Laboratory Row, Edwin A. Bowd's Romanesque design reopened last fall after $6 million rehab

18th-century Josiah Henson cabin, Rockville, Md.

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SAVED 1928 Detroit Zoo, Detroit: considered America's first "cageless" menagerie featuring animals in natural habitats; avoided closing in February, making certain the future of several historic buildings and monuments

18th-century Josiah Henson cabin, Rockville, Md.: house and attached log cabin where former slave and subject of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin once lived, bought by county for $1 million in January for use as library or museum

1926 Jackling House, Woodside, Calif.: 17,000-square-foot Spanish colonial mansion owned by Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs; preservationists wouldn't allow him to raze it for a smaller place