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    The <a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/" target="external">National Trust for Historic Preservation</a> just announced its National Preservation Awards for stellar contributions to protecting America's heritage. They represent the best successes in preserving, rehabilitating and interpreting our country's architectural and cultural heritage. Here is a look at some of the 23 winners. <p/> White Stag Block, Portland, Ore. -- In one of America's greenest cities, three long-vacant historic commercial buildings have been brought back to life in a textbook example of sustainable development.
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    Sengelmann Hall, Schulenburg, Texas -- Once the crowning glory of a small town, the ornate red brick dance hall on Main Street had been closed for decades until a descendant of one of the town's founding fathers restored the beloved local icon of Schulenburg.
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    Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, R.I. -- Founded in 1968 by philanthropist Doris Duke, the Newport Restoration Foundation has helped save the city's colonial heritage, restoring 83 buildings and turning Newport into a world-class preservation showcase.
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    Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Wilmington, Del. -- The 102-room Beaux Arts Nemours chateau, a bit of Versailles in Delaware's historic Brandywine Valley, has been returned to glittering splendor after a four-year, $27.5 million restoration.
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    Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee -- One of the most distinctive and iconic elements of Milwaukee's skyline, City Hall had been battered by a century of weathering, hard use and insensitive alterations until Mayor Tom Barrett embarked on an ambitious, historically-accurate exterior renovation project that included workforce development.
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    The Land Trust for Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn. -- In the brief decade since its founding, The Land Trust for Tennessee has protected over 52,000 acres and become a leading force for preservation across the Volunteer State.
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    King Edward Hotel Revitalization Project, Jackson, Miss. -- Vacant for 40 years, the neoclassical hotel that was once the city's social hub is again dominating Jackson's skyline after a lavish restoration.
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    The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester, Mass. -- A mainstay of community life for more than a century, the lavish 3,500-seat theatre, once abandoned for a decade, has been gloriously reborn.
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    Fox Theater, Spokane, Wash. -- Once the pride of Spokane, the sleek Art Deco Fox Theater was slated for demolition until a meticulous $31 million restoration re-opened this beloved community landmark.
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    Empire State Building Lobby, New York -- The lobby of the world's most famous office building has been restored to its original Art Deco grandeur and outfitted with the latest in tenant services and security technology.
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    Eastern Market, Washington, D.C.-- Opened in 1873, Eastern Market, the oldest fresh-food and farmers market in the nation's capital and a beloved community landmark, was gutted by fire in 2007 and then raised from the ashes and gloriously restored.
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    Save Our Bridge, St. Augustine, Fla. -- St. Augustine's iconic and graceful Bridge of Lions, built in 1927, was threatened with demolition and replacement when a tenacious group of local citizens mounted a massive lobbying campaign, resulting in the restoration of the quarter-mile span.
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