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D.C.'s most endangered sites include historic school, cemetery

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The Alexander Crummell School in Ivy City is among the city's most endangered places. Photo: © 2008 by AgnosticPreachersKid, used under a Creative Commons license.

A cemetery near Georgetown, a historic school in Ivy City and several other sites in the District of Columbia remain on a list of the most endangered places in the city, according to the DC Preservation League.

This year's updated list, now includes six places scattered across Northwest and Northeast Washington. The organization, which has been releasing its list of endangered places every year since 1996, cites factors such as threats to buildings or landscapes, possible demolition, neglect or alteration when deciding whether or not a D.C. site is endangered.

The updated list includes the following places:

-Bond Bread Factory: 2146 Georgia Ave. NW
-Alexander Crummell School: 1900 Gallaudet NE
-Mount Zion Cemetery/Female Union Band Cemetery: 27th and Q streets NW
-Old Thai Embassy: 2300 Kalorama Road NW
-Washington Canoe Club: 3700 Water St. NW
-Watchman's Lodge and Tower: Donaldson Place NW

Several prominent places that were previously on the list have been declared as saved by the League. Those sites include the D.C. War Memorial, which was rehabilitated and reopened last November, and the Howard Theatre, which was renovated and reopened with great fanfare in April.

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