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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks, including an Alabama bridge that was site of "Bloody Sunday" during the civil rights movement, a 400-year-old historic district showcasing the influence of Spanish culture in Puerto Rico, the home of author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a historic stadium used by Negro league baseball teams in 20th-century segregated America.
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· Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Ill. The Second Presbyterian Church represents the visual and philosophical precepts of the turn of the century Arts and Crafts design movement. Its interior, the masterwork of noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, presents some of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts mural painting, sculpture, stained glass and crafting in metals, fabrics, wood and plaster.
Again Second Presbyterian turned to James Renwick, Jr., for their new, $360,000 home at what is now 1936 South Michigan, close to the homes of its elite Prairie Avenue congregation, which began worshipping in the still unfinished church January 5th, 1873.
|day after fire, March 8, 1900, from the National Register registration form, photograph: Courtesy Second Presbyterian Church Archives|
|from National Register registration form, photograph: Martin Cheung|
|detail, Tree of Life mural, Frederic Clay Bartlett, from National Register registration form, photograph: Martin Cheung|
|St. Cecilia window, Edward Burne-Jones, photograph: Prairieavenue, Wikipedia|