The Lincoln Center in El Paso, Texas
In a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood, the Lincoln Center has been a gathering place for people in this El Paso community since the early 20th century. It has served as a school, church, and cultural arts center, yet has been threatened with demolition since its closing in 2006 (though the community didn't learn it was threatened until 2011).
Owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the fate of the Lincoln Center has been uncertain for the past few years. Demolition was planned in order to create a connecting path between Interstate 10 and Cesar Chavez Highway, but the opinions of the public are making an impact strong enough to delay the project.... Read More →
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Cassie Keener is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She enjoys writing, spending time outdoors, and is a movie and music enthusiast.