Productivity killer: Most endangered historic sites

This week, National Trust for Historic Preservation released the latest list of the 11 most endangered historic sites around the country.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired a program about the list this week, which includes a women’s hospital in Chicago – a clover-leaf-shaped architectural marvel that may be torn down to make way more research facilities for Northwestern University, which argues that the hospital is not a historical landmark. Also in danger is John Coltrane’s home on Long Island, which has become rundown and neglected.

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We have local groups such as Preservation Dallas and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League that work to save historically, culturally and architecturally significant buildings in the city. The DISD-owned buildings come to mind (Davy Crocket, Oran M. Roberts, etc.) as well as Deep Ellum and famous Oak Cliff landmarks.

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