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NPS: New outfield signage may alter historic nature of Wrigley Field

The addition of five outfield signs to Wrigley Field may alter the ballpark’s historic nature, thus making renovations by the Chicago Cubs ineligible for $75 million in federal tax credits, warns the National Park Service. The NPS and the IRS administer the historic-preservation tax credit program, which seeks to reward property owners to maintain historic […]

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Astrodome awarded historic designation –but it probably won’t change anything

The Houston Astrodome has been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, a designation that probably won’t affect its fate. The Register doesn’t carry any specific protections: Harris County can certainly go ahead and tear down the Astrodome if commissioners sees fit. But designation does carry some financial rewards […]

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Hinchliffe Stadium receives landmark status, but recovery far from assured

Hinchliffe Stadium, former home to Negro Leagues baseball in Paterson, N.J., has received national historic landmark status, but it’s unclear whether it will do anything to help restore the run-down facility. Facilities cited by the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior receive a designation letter, a plaque, and technical preservation advice. […]

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