This Year’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

June 16, 2011 By Leave a Comment

As an architectural firm so heavily involved in historic preservation, we await the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of the 11 most endangered historic places each year with both interest and sadness. The 2011 list was released yesterday, including the following sites:

  1. Bear Butte, Meade County, S.D.
  2. Belmead-on-the-James, Powhatan County, Va.
  3. China Alley, Hanford, Calif.
  4. Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Ala.
  5. Greater Chaco Landscape, N.M.
  6. Isaac Manchester Farm, Avella, Pa.
  7. John Coltrane Home, Dix Hills, N.Y.
  8. National Soldiers Home Historic District, Milwaukee, Wis.
  9. Pillsbury A Mill, Minneapolis, Minn.
  10. Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago, Ill.
  11. Sites Imperiled by State Actions, U.S.

This is the 24th annual year a new list has been released, and it included something a little different. According to the Preservation Nation blog:

“For the first time in its history, the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places is being supplemented with a site on Watch Status. This means that a specific threat to a historic place appears to be growing, but can be avoided or controlled through collaboration and innovation.”

Thus, historic downtown Charleston, S.C., was also included on the list this year, adding a 12th place. You can learn more about each of these places and see pictures of them on blog.preservationnation.org.

Charleston photo via blog.preservationnation.org

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