Two El Paso areas have been placed on a list of places in danger of being wiped out by urban development and redesign.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has placed Chihuahuita and the Segundo Barrio on their list of the Most Endangered Historic Places. Max Grossman, El Paso County Historical Commission Vice - Chair, told the El Paso Herald Post this is actually a good thing.

"This is an extremely welcome development for our city. The new designation will draw national attention to the unique history and culture of Segundo Barrio and Chihuahuita while calling attention to their plight.”  “The two neighborhoods have been decimated by demolition and development during the last several decades, and Segundo Barrio has no protection or overlay whatsoever–not city, state or national.

Grossman said making this list could, potentially, bring national non-profits and business groups to invest in Segundo Barrio and Chihuahuita. Hopefully!!

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