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Roanoke's Villa Heights Recreation Center is one of the few remaining antebellum houses in the city.
The Roanoke Times | File 2007
The city of Roanoke has been trying without success to find a buyer for a historic 5,036-square-foot home that once housed police offices and was later a recreation center. If no buyer or renter is found, the city may propose razing it.
Monday, May 13, 2013
RICHMOND -- Preservation Virginia's annual most endangered list includes Arlington National Cemetery, a network of rural schools that aimed to improve educational opportunities for young black students in rural areas, and Manassas Battlefield.
The private, non-profit preservation group on Monday identified eight places, buildings and sites that it concludes face "imminent or sustained" threats, even to the point of their survival in some cases. The threats include planned roads, neglect or development.
Preservation Virginia said the list is compiled not to shame, but to bring attention to the threats and possibly inspire solutions.
The ninth edition of the list includes the following entries, and the things that threaten them:
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