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Jun 19, 2013 12:55 AM by Associated Press

Astrodome, JFK terminal, Ft. Huachuca club endangered

WASHINGTON (AP) - Houston's Astrodome stadium, New York's old Pan Am Worldport Terminal at Kennedy Airport and Montana's one-room schoolhouses are joining a list of the nation's most endangered historic places.

On Wednesday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is releasing its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It includes sites from Maine to Alaska.

The Astrodome was the world's first domed, air-conditioned stadium and was once called the "eighth wonder of the world." Now it needs a plan for reuse to avoid demolition. At New York's JFK Airport, the flying-saucer-shaped Worldport Terminal helped usher in the jet age in 1960 but has been vacated by Delta Air Lines and faces demolition.

Included on the list is the Mountain View Black Officers' club at Fort Huachuca outside Sierra Vista.

This example of a military service club built specifically for African-American officers faces demolition by the U.S. Army. Preservationists say the Army has blocked efforts to list the property on the National Register of Historic Places.

(AP Photo/The National Trust for Historic Preservation)

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