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Sweet Auburn Still on List of "Most Endangered Historic Sites"

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I found this article while perusing the AJC today. Apparently, Sweet Auburn is still among America's Most Endangered Historic Places...

'Sweet Auburn' still on 'most endangered' list of historic sites

Fifteen years after being named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, Atlanta's "Sweet Auburn Avenue" is still described as endangered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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"Sweet Auburn" was "once rich with the sounds of Cab Calloway, Diana Ross and James Brown," the Trust reports. "But in the 1960s and 1970s, like so many other inner-city neighborhoods, Sweet Auburn fell victim to disinvestment, crime and abandonment, its problems compounded by highway construction that split it in two. Despite the efforts of community activists and historic preservationists, there is no long-term plan for revitalizing the Sweet Auburn historic district."

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I found this article while perusing the AJC today. Apparently, Sweet Auburn is still among America's Most Endangered Historic Places...

'Sweet Auburn' still on 'most endangered' list of historic sites

Apparently, Sweet Auburn wasn't the only endangered place from Georgia either. Fort Frederica, Ossabaw Island, the many islands inhabited by the Gullah culture, and a few other places were also mentioned in the Article.

So, any ideas on what we can do to help fix it?

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Nice article, but could you cut it down to a clipping of 2-3 sentences as per the site's rules? I'd hate to have to delete the article.

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