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UNH pool among 'Seven to Save'

DURHAM — Supporters of saving the University of New Hampshire's historic outdoor pool received some good news on Tuesday evening when they learned it had made the 2013 list of &#';Seven to Save&#'; by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.The list is a way of recognizing the value of saving and reviving historic places that are important to local communities and statewide heritage, Hunter Ulf, board member of the Preservation Alliance and chair of the Seven to Save committee, said.
&#';And it is a call to action so that these important places might get what they need to continue as defining elements of their communities,&#'; Ulf said.

The outdoor pool at UNH has generated significant attention in recent months amid safety concerns raised by the university that could lead to the pool's imminent closure and replacement.A group of citizens has organized the &#';Friends of the UNH Outdoor Pool&#'; in an effort to save it. A meeting between the university and residents is supposed to be held this fall to discuss the issue.

&#';The fact that the UNH outdoor pool was selected speaks well of it's historic significance to the state of New Hampshire,&#'; Durham Administrator Todd Selig said, adding that the designation will help talks between UNH and the town about the pool.Joining the WPA-era UNH Outdoor Pool on this year's list of Seven to Save are the unique, circular Gas Holder building in Concord, Kimball Castle in Gilford, Boscawen's old public library, the Kimball-Jenkins Estate in Concord, the Sanborn Seminary in Kingston and grange buildings in Pittsburg, Plainfield and statewide.
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