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Sweet Briar College Among 'Most Endangered' Virginia Places

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sweet Briar College is among Virginia's most endangered historic places, according to a preservation group.

The designation was announced Monday by Preservation Virginia in the 11th edition of its annual list of the state's most-endangered historic places.

Sweet Briar College announced in March it would close in August because of crushing financial challenges. The 114-year-old women's college held what could be its final commencement over the weekend on its historic, 3,250-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The former plantation has 21 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus also includes a slave cemetery.

Besides Sweet Briar, other endangered places include the Gibson Cottage at the Warm Springs Hotel and the town of Port Royal on the Rappahannock River.

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