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Old Visitor Center Is New Battle Of Gettysburg

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Old Visitor Center Is New Battle Of Gettysburg

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Old Visitor Center Is New Battle Of Gettysburg

Old Visitor Center Is New Battle Of Gettysburg

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The 1864 cyclorama painting, "The Battle of Gettysburg," is on display in a new visitors center. The National Park Service wants to demolish the old building but it was designed by Richard Neutra, one of the most important figures of modern architecture. Neutra's son has filed a lawsuit to force the Park Service to reconsider its decision.

Alex Schmidt reports for member station WHYY.

Correction Oct. 8, 2008

We incorrectly said, "The cyclorama building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places." While it is eligible for the National Register, it is not actually listed.

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