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Hawaii church among endangered US places

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Hawaii's first Christian Church is joining a list of the nation's most endangered historic places.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on Monday.

Mokuaikaua Church was built in Kailua Village on Kona in 1837.

Preservationists say it is at risk from both earthquake damage and natural wear and tear.

Elsewhere, preservationists say a major slave-trading center in the one-time Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, is threatened by potential development of a minor league ballpark. The Shockoe Bottom area was home to Solomon Northup's jail, featured in the film "12 Years a Slave," and still contains underground artifacts.

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