An update on Dave McKenna’s Cheap Seats column from a couple weeks back: Last Thursday, the city Historic Preservation Review Board declared the Uline Arena—which hosted not only the Beatles’ first concert on U.S. soil, but numerous basketball games and prizefights—a historic landmark.

Richard Layman, who was deeply involved in the efforts to get Uline protected, has more details and a bunch of great photographs over at his blog.

Douglas Development Corp., which now owns the site, did not contest the proceedings, Layman reports, though the company did challenge the inclusion of a particular lot not part of the arena complex.

Photograph by Charles Steck

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