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Visit Christine Madrid's reCyclorama
site at the University of Virginia, which also makes the case for preserving this architectural treasure.


Your urgent help is needed. Save a piece of history!
GETTYSBURG ALERT!

Neutra Gettysburg Cyclorama
Center in Jeopardy!

THE DEATH OF A THOUSAND CUTS STARTS!


Asbestos Abatement started early February, 2013
Destruction of elements in the interior of the Cyclorama
IN PREPARATION FOR TOTAL DESTRUCTION!
We still have hopes for Presidential Intervention.
PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKE NOTE AND ACT!
IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER!
We need your support to protest this unconscionable
GETTYSBURG CRIME OF THE CENTURY

Money NOW needed for support persons to picket the site banners and graphics to support labor to salvage as much as possible storage space to archive remains saved shipping costs to remove/send remains to final resting space contact and alert media and authorities document process for posterity

Make a tax deductable donation in the name of CULTURE!


Be as generous as possible; we need $10,000!

You can help save the Neutra
Gettysburg Cyclorama Center!

A feature attraction at the battlefield that marked the high point of the Civil War on July 3, 1863.

New urgent letters are needed;
by the hundreds!

Even if you've written before, we need you to RE-SEND this letter again!



In September 1998, the Cyclorama Center
was DETERMINED ELIGIBLE for the
National Register of Historic Places.

In December 1999, the Society of Architectural Historians
nominated Neutra's Cyclorama Building as a National Historic Landmark; the highest level a building can achieve!

Yet, in May, 1999, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recommended to
DEMOLISH THE BUILDING!

With that recommendation, the National Park Service [NPS] is thereby authorized to destroy existing facilities as part of an offer by a developer to build a big shopping/commercial complex on the Civil War battlefield a mile from the town which has developed around the Cyclorama visitor center. Motive: to provide without cost to the government, an up-to-date new Visitor and Cyclorama Center in exchange for the right to build and operate a commercial complex on the battlefield. This in competition with established merchants on the main street of Gettysburg, who worry about being frozen out of the tourist business upon which they depend.

 

WE HOPE you believe as we do, now joined by major preservationists, that it's worth it for our government to lead the way towards historic preservation of selected worthy buildings of this type. Especially those designed by acknowledged masters of architecture, such as internationally renowned architect Richard Neutra [1892-1970], Gold Medalist of the AIA in 1977. Please consider writing a letter such as the one following, or a version you are free to create from our example. It is said they [NPS] think of this situation a continuation of their plans for public-private partnerships they hope to repeat at other NPS sites as well, which will further jeopardize examples of the unique "Mission 66" projects completed in the 60s for the 50th anniversary of the NPS.

What about our architectural heritage?

Whatever you do, please do this soon! The Park Service is now proceeding with its development plans despite the findings of the Keeper of the National Register. Your letter will make a difference! A constituency for preservation has been built gradually; now we need to act!

Please Participate Now to Save the Cyclorama!

THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS. WE ARE ALL WORKING TO PRESERVE OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE!






Dion Neutra, Project Architect,
in front of the Cyclorama Building on May 1, 1999 with Tim Lambert, WGET Radio of Gettysburg.

Dion Neutra's
interview with Fox 43 TV
of York, Pennsylvania,
which aired on May 1, 1999.