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Preservation group seeks votes to win contest

Mon., Oct. 5, 2009, 10:18 a.m.

The Spokane Preservation Advocates organization is asking for help to win a national photo contest on preservation.

A picture taken of a volunteer SPA work crew last spring was selected as a finalist in the “This Place Matters” photo contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Organization members in April helped the owners of the house at 527 E. Nora Ave. remove aluminum siding from the second story, plant trees and clean the yard as part of a wider restoration effort of the 1901 house.

A photograph of the work party, some on ladders and the porch roof, was submitted for the contest. More than 1,900 photos nationwide were narrowed to a dozen finalists, including the Spokane entry. Online voting continues through Friday.

Spokane was one of the leading entries as of Monday.

Cast your vote online.

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