Game, Set, Match, Preservation: So Long, Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg, PA…

It appears that after a 14-year preservation battle, the National Park Service has finally confirmed their plans to demolish Richard Neutra‘s mid-century Cyclorama Center, a modernist structure, in Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park. The main goal is to restore the site to its original appearance circa 1863 to mark the 150th anniversary commemoration of the well-known battle from the American Civil War. While it may be seen as a black-and-white (wow, that was an interesting pun) victory for Civil War purists and a loss for modernist architecture enthusiasts, it can be said that the true winner is the act of preservation of American History.   Continue reading “Game, Set, Match, Preservation: So Long, Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg, PA…”