PHOTOS: Best and Worst Historic Sites Rated

PHOTOS: Best and Worst Historic Sites Rated
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U.S. 15 Corridor, Pennsylvania/Maryland/Virginia

Heavy traffic zooms past the Stone House in Manassas, Virginia, which served as a hospital during two Civil War battles.

The house sits on the old U.S. 15 highway from Charlottesville to Gettysburg, a corridor whose history is eclipsed by suburbanization and excessive development, according to National Geographic's 2008 "Places Rated" Destination Stewardship survey. The corridor tied for fourth worst historic site.

"McMansions have already proliferated like mushrooms along this corridor," a survey judge noted, "undermining the historical and ecological integrity and aesthetic appeal of the region."
—Photograph by Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP
 
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