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LOST 1915 CORAL ROCK HOUSE, Miami Beach, Fla.: one-story Collins Avenue residence with pink walls and green awnings, one of city’s oldest buildings, demolished in July despite owners’ previous intentions to restore it

THREATENED c. 1886 HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL, Ellsworth, Maine: downtown structure consisting of Queen Anne residence and granite cellblock, saved from demolition in 1980, now suffering from water damage, decay, and lack of maintenance; named to state’s most-endangered list in June

1918 H. FLETCHER BROWN MANSION, Wilmington, Del.: owners of Ingleside Retirement Apartments want to demolish former home of noted philanthropist located on their property and build new four-story, 56-unit retirement center

RACE STREET FIREHOUSE, Philadelphia: state and city preservation officials approved demolition of red-brick structure, noted for its arches and gargoyles depicting firefighters, that was city fire department’s headquarters from 1925 to 1976; gargoyles, flagpole, and other artifacts would be saved as part of plan

1940 BERKELEY ICELAND, Berkeley, Calif.: art deco ice rink, practice space for U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team and first facility west of Mississippi River to host U.S. Figure Skating Championships, closed this year and was sold to developer who wants to demolish it for townhouses

1918 WILLIGES BUILDING, Sioux City, Iowa: owner of Prairie School landmark, with white-glazed terra-cotta facade decorated with geometric and floral motifs, plans to raze structure for parking lot

SAVED 1852 T.R.R. COBB HOUSE, Athens, Ga.: distinctive house with octagonal wings restored and opened as house museum at original location after spending two decades located at Atlanta’s Stone Mountain Park


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