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Va. slave site among endangered US places

Monday - 6/23/2014, 6:38pm  ET

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This undated image provided by National Trust for Historic Preservation shows Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Va., one of America's 11 most endangered historic places. Once a center of slave trade in America, Shockoe Bottom was home to Solomon Northup's jail in "12 Years a Slave" and contains numerous underground artifacts. Preservationists say the site is threatened by potential development of a minor league baseball stadium. (AP Photo/Tvnewsbridge via National Trust for Historic Preservation)
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BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major slave-trading center from the 19th century and two architectural gems in Cincinnati are joining a list of the nation's most endangered historic places.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on Monday. It includes sites from Virginia to Hawaii.

Preservationists say a major slave-trading center in the one-time Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, is threatened by potential development of a minor league ballpark. The Shockoe Bottom area was home to Solomon Northup's jail, featured in the film "12 Years a Slave," and still contains underground artifacts.

For the first time, the list includes two sites from the same city: Cincinnati's symbolic Art Deco Union Terminal and its Music Hall. Both sites need extensive repairs.

Here's a look at the list, through photos.


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