America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2016
The National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced its annual list of imperiled sites.
Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of the most at-risk architectural and cultural sites in the United States.
This year’s list includes 11 places facing demolition, development, or the effects of climate change. The endangered locales range from a deteriorating mid-century masterpiece in Wisconsin, to a threatened archaeological site in Utah. Also on the list are several historic city districts.
“With thoughtful and creative policy approaches and tools, we can tap the full potential of these important places and secure a foundation for a stronger and more vibrant future,” said National Trust president Stephanie Meeks.
Since the designation’s establishment nearly three decades ago, more than 270 threatened places have been identified. Remarkably, less than five percent of those sites have been destroyed.
Scroll through the slideshow to view the 2016 list.