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LOST c. 1852 BALCOM-CHANDLER HOUSE, Buffalo: built in Italian villa style, last residential structure on what was city's most fashionable square in 19th century and is today site of several civic buildings; advocates tried to have house moved before it was razed to make way for new federal courthouse

1964 WASHBURN PIANOS BUILDING, Phoenix: midcentury modern classic and former home of First Federal Savings and Loan bank, designed by local architect Ed Varney, demolished by Houston developer for bank and cell phone store

1963 GUTHRIE THEATER, Minneapolis: legendary theater designed by distinguished modern architect Ralph Rapson and named to National Trust's 11 Most Endangered Places list in 2002, demolished in December

1940 HARBOR HOTEL, Steamboat Springs, Colo.: built in International Style, one of anchors of historic downtown district demolished to make way for 85,000-square-foot mixed-use development called Howelsen Place

THREATENED 1873 EASTERN MARKET, Washington, D.C.: fire in early May, possibly caused by electrical mishap and requiring two hours to extinguish, gutted large section of historic food market, designed by Adolf Cluss, that served as community hub of Capitol Hill neighborhood

1850s BASIL BIGGS HOUSE, Gettysburg, Pa.: both roof and interior of farmhouse that housed Union troops during 1863 Battle of Gettysburg and served as hospital aid station suffered damage from fire in April

1926 SEVENTH CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, Seattle: demolition permit issued for Spanish colonial, mission style church that isn't protected under local preservation ordinance because state supreme court exempted religious properties from such protection in 1996

SAVED1883 EDWARD C. PETERS HOUSE, Atlanta: ownership of midtown house, perhaps first in Georgia built in Victorian Queen Anne style and important representative of post-Civil War architecture, transferred to Savannah College of Art and Design, which will undertake restoration and reopen site as arts center >

1911 SKIRVIN HOTEL, Oklahoma City: 14-story art deco hotel, located downtown, nearly demolished in 1990s, now reopened as Skirvin Hilton following $55 million restoration

TELLURIDE VALLEY FLOOR, Colorado: town of Telluride raised $50 million to preserve 570-acre stretch of undeveloped land, formerly on Trust's most-endangered list; landowner wanted to develop site, which town seized through eminent domain

RESTORED 1878 LINDERMAN LIBRARY, Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University institution reopened after two-year, nearly $20 million renovation that added new classrooms, cafe, wireless spaces, and heating and air-conditioning systems

1936 WHITE MOTOR CO. MODEL 706 TOURING VEHICLES, Yellowstone National Park: 13-passenger buses, used to transport visitors throughout park until 1950s, recently refurbished and brought up to today's safety and emissions standards, being used again for tours

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