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THREATENED 1836 James Brown House, Ooltewah, Tenn.: home of Cherokee leader when his people were forced from Southeast along Trail of Tears into present-day Oklahoma; modest one-story brick structure in danger of collapsing

1879 Pennyfield House, Potomac, Md.: stately retreat in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park favored by President Grover Cleveland during the 1880s and '90s for its nearby bass fishing; Park Service study determined that structure is beyond rehabilitation

SAVED 1850 Tallassee Cotton Mill, Tallassee, Ala.: part of complex used to manufacture cotton for Confederate tents and uniforms during Civil War; developer announced plans this summer to turn granite structure into condos

1955 Bath House, Ewing, N.J.: structure, among architect Louis Kahn's most important works, and its 44-acre site bought by county in August for $7.7 million

LOST c. 1840 Dutch House, Jersey City, N.J.: heavy timber-frame structure with flared, steeply pitched roof illegally demolished this summer while city council was reviewing permits

1925 Planters Nut and Chocolate Co. Building, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: plans to convert company's former headquarters into museum never materialized; developer razed warehouse, office, and Mr. Peanut mural in August to make room for 40,000-square-foot strip mall

1928 Medical College of Virginia Nursing Education Building, Richmond: originally dormitory designed by architects Baskerville and Lambert, Renaissance-style structure with intricate brick and tile work torn down this summer to make room for new construction

RESTORED 1876 House of Refuge, Stuart, Fla.: wood-frame life-saving station and county's oldest structure, built by Treasury Department to house shipwrecked sailors, reopened after two years to include new exhibits, landscaping, courtyard, and observation deck

1891 Portland Armory, Portland, Ore.: four-year, $36 million project, using green building principles, remade existing structure into two theaters, administrative offices, rehearsal hall, and production space; reopened for performances this October

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