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All Over For Juana Briones?

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When a city authorizes demolition based on objective criteria, the court said, state law provides no special protection for historic structures. Take that, preservation advocates! The owners of the Juana Briones house in Palo Alto won another skirmish in the larger battle to demolish a building the National Trust for Historic Preservation calls one of the nation's most endangered sites. Briones is the archetypical Bay Area pioneer woman, a heroine to feminists and Latinas, and her house (or what's left of it) is a a rare period example of double-walled adobe construction. So yeah, everyone was in on this one. [SFGate, and previously at Curbed SF]