Afraid your favorite building might be knocked down?

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If so, nominate it for the 2008 Ten Most Endangered Historic Minnesota Places. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is accepting nominations for the list through February 1. A Microsoft Word file of the nomination form is available at the alliance’s website. To request a nomination form in a slightly more old fashioned way, send an e-mail to kandre@mnpreservation.org or call the alliance office at (651) 293-9047.

The Preservation Alliance notes that “of the 125 places recognized over the list’s history, almost half are know to have been saved through the awareness generated by its listing. Success stories include Minneapolis’ Sears warehouse building which was listed in 1995. Now a urban marketplace called the Midtown Exchange, the project received a national preservation award in 2006. Similarly, the Litchfield Opera House, listed twice on the Ten Most Endangered, has been purchased from the city by a nonprofit group who has plans to reuse the National Register site as a community arts center.”

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