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Pandemic Aid Helps New Mexico Tribe Fix Damaged Adobe Homes

SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — First came the hail — sheets of it, pounding the centuries-old adobe homes at Santo Domingo Pueblo. Roofs were perforated “like a machine gun,” with some vigas broken and windows shattered. The floods came …

3rd Generation Appraiser Specializes in the Weird, Historic

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The sun is shining. Fresh scones lie under a linen napkin on the picnic table. Sandy Grice is dipping in and out of history, talking about the range of unique properties he’s had in his hands. …

Fire Destroys Historic Iowa Church

Investigators on Friday were looking for what caused a fire that destroyed a century-old church in Martensdale as firefighters watched for hot spots. The fire at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church broke out Thursday night. Authorities said they received a call …

Mass. Historic Buildings Being Checked for Tornado Damage

Volunteers have been spreading out across Springfield neighborhoods to record damage to historic structures in the path of this month’s tornadoes. The Springfield Preservation Trust and Preservation Massachusetts recruited the volunteers recently to visit the South End and Maple High …

Latest Woes for Texas’ Alamo Caretakers? Rats and Money

The troubled caretakers of the Alamo are facing more problems: rats and rent payment woes. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas are already in jeopardy of losing stewardship of the Alamo after 106 years. On top of that, the …

Fire Destroys Historic Buildings in Oklahoma Town

Two historic hotel buildings in downtown Seminole have been destroyed by fire. Seminole emergency manager Ernest Willis says a blaze began about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the Grisso building and then spread to the Worth building next door. Fire Chief …

Arkansas Bridge Collapses Due to Overweight Truck

A historic bridge has collapsed in Conway County after the driver of a 9-ton truck drove over the structure that has a 3-ton weight limit. The Fryer Bridge is a metal truss that’s one of the last of its kind …