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University of Arkansas Professor Named President-Elect of Engineering Society March 7, 2012

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Here is my latest news release written about a UA professor.


Frisco Train Depot December 5, 2011

Filed under: News Stories — Erica Totten @ 7:21 PM

Last Spring, I wrote an article about the preservation of the Frisco Train Depot, where Chipotle Mexican Grill is now located.  My news story was published in the Traveler, the University of Arkansas school newspaper, at the end of April.  Read the article below or click the link to download the Word document.

final news story


Chipotle To Open in the Frisco Depot
By Erica Totten

The historic Frisco Train Depot will get attention within the next month with the opening of Chipotle Mexican Grill, the latest addition to Dickson Street entertainment.

Although the depot has been honored in the National Registry of Historic Places, it still faces the danger of losing it’s listing in the registry or worse, being demolished altogether in the future.
Alterations made to the building over the past years could have resulted in its removal from the registry, however it still has merit for being a contributing structure in the West Dickson Historic District, said Paula Marinoni, a Fayetteville native and historic preservation advocate.
“Historic buildings are removed from the registry if the original architectural design is altered too much and if important elements are lost, changing its original integrity,” Marinoni said.
Marinoni called the depot the second most important historic building in Fayetteville after Old Main.  “The depot opened northwest Arkansas to the outside world,” she said.  Her family was originally from Italy and she attributed her devotion to preserving Fayetteville to her background as an Italian, she said. (more…)