Tick tock. If you’re cheering for Everglades National Park to win a quarter-million-dollar prize to fix up the old Flamingo Visitor Center, time is running out.
Voting for the $250,000 grant, created by partnership between the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Express and National Geographic, ends Tuesday. The old Mission 66 building, a vision of modernity ushering a new era for the park service when it was built in the 1950s, is No. 8 in the running.
Twenty sites across the country, including sentry boxes built in the 1700s at Puerto Rico’s San Juan National Historic Site and a 1926 cabin at Denali National Park, have been nominated for the contest. Winners will be selected based on a tally of online votes.