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transitions  THREATENED Winans-Crippen House Th i s f r ees t a ndi n g, S e con d E m pi r e tow nh o us e i n S a ra t og a S pr i n g s, N. Y. , wa s de si g n e d i n 1 8 71 by J oh n D. S te ve n s, a r e no wn e d l oca l a r ch i te ct wh o wo r k e d on s e ve r a l of th e r e s or t ci t y ’s f a me d h o te l s. T h o u g h t h e h o u s e s t a nd s w i t h i n t h e N a t i o na l R e g i s t e r - l i s t e d F r a nk l i n S q ua r e H i s t o r i c D i st r i c t, i t i s n o t l i s t e d i n d i v i d u a l l y . T h e o w n e r h a s r e q u e st e d a de m ol i ti o n p e r mi t f or t h e h ou s e, bu t a t pr e ss t i m e S a r a to ga ’s De s i g n R ev i e w Co mm i s si o n ha d n o t r ul e d o n w h et h e r

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T h e ce n te r pi e ce of th e R i chm on d H i l l I n n in A s h ev i l l e, N . C. , wa s a 1 20 -y e a r -o ld Q ue e n A nn e m a ns i o n

bu i lt f or R i ch mo n d P e a r s on , a di pl o ma t a nd me m be r of t h e U . S . H o us e o f R e pr e se n t at i ve s . I n 1 9 8 0, t h e ma n s io n wa s a lm os t r a z e d by i t s t h en -o wn e r, bu t t he P r e se r v at i on S ocie t y of A s h e v il l e & B u n com be Co un t y s te ppe d in a n d pu r ch a s e d t he b ui l di ng w it h t he h e l p o f a gr a n t f r om t he N at i on a l Tr u s t f or H i s t or i c P r e s e r v at i on . A f i r e de st r oye d th e h i s to r ic i n n o n M a r ch 1 9 a nd ca u s ed mo r e th a n $ 1 mi l li o n in da m a ge t o s t r u ctu r e s on t h e pr ope r t y. Au t h or i t i es s u s pe ct a r s on .

—KRISTA WALTON

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Winans-Crippen House, 66 Franklin Street, Preservation Magazine July/August 2009  

Winans Crippen House located at 66 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs is featured as "Threatened" in July/August Preservation Magazine.