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VOL. XI, No. 9
PRoE IP VAT ION
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Permit No. 40803
SAFEGUARDING AMERICA'S LANDMARKS
THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN THE UNITED STATES
In Brief ...
Stolen: one 1,500-pound wrecking
ball in Indianapolis, Ind., valued at
$750. It had just finished breaking down
a church that was deemed of no special
historic or architectural significance.
No one in Indianapolis was eagerly
looking for its return-except the West-
side Wrecking Company.... New plans
under consideration now could convert
the Old St. Louis Post Office (see
PN, July 1971) into an airline passenger
terminal. Rapid transit would travel be-
tween a present tunnel beneath the A. B.
Mullett landmark to the airport. Both
the U. S. General Services Administra-
tion and the Federal Aviation Adminis-
tration are reviewing the proposal....
New York City's Villard Houses, after
weathering one crisis (see PN, July
1971), survived another in August when
the Catholic Archdiocese announced it
was moving out of the McKim, Mead
and White landmarks. A new com-
Trust Awards 16 Grants for Consultant Services
72 Projects Share $50,000 Total in Two Years
WITH THE AWARD IN JULY OF 16 GRANTS TOTALING
$10,200, the National Trust consultant services grant program
reached the $50,000 mark in total amount of funds awarded.
Seventy-two preservation projects have been assisted under the
The grants, matched by the recipient organizations, are
used to obtain the advice of professional consultants on pres-
ervation projects. The program is supported by a special grant
to the National Trust from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and
is administered by the Department of Field Services. Grants
are awarded during two review periods each year.
Projects aided by the recent allocation ranged from a ghost
town to fountains and sculpture in a city's parks.
Recipients and projects assisted are:
Mobile Historic Development Commission, Mobile, Ala.--eco-
nomic feasibility study of Plan for Fort Conde Plaza; Society
of the Founders of Norwich, Norwich, Conn.-site design and
planning for restoration of Norwichtown, Bean Hill and Little
Plain Greens; Southeastern Connecticut Arts Council, New
London, Conn.-feasibility study and legal services for the
endangered Union Station, designed by Henry Hobson
Richardson (see PN, February, July 1971); National Societ of
Colonial Dames of America in Florid, ack ilso leFja.--
archaeological and architectural investigation of Ximenez-
Fatio House in St. Augustine.
' JTe-tiBav Committee. Inc. Savannah. Ga.-legal fees and
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Cows graze today in New Mexico's ghost town of White Oaks. The
White Oaks School (1894) is under restoration by the White Oaks
Historical Association, recipient of a Trust consultant grant
mine proper method of preservation and restoration of bronze
sculpture, monuments and fountains in city parks; Lincoln-
Lancaster Historical Society, Lincoln, Neb.-architectural
survey including adaptive use and renovation study for Old
City Hall (see PN, April 1971).
White Oaks Historical Association, Carrizozo, N. M.-
development of a comprehensive preservation plan for the
ghost town of White Oaks; Miami University, Oxford, Ohio-
architectural services to determine feasibility, of renovating