May 23, 2008

National Trust Announces 11 Most Endangered Sites

On Tuesday the National Trust for Historic Preservation unveiled its 2008 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The private, nonprofit organization has released the list annually since 1988 to galvanize preservationists and community members to save threatened buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes. The effort has been mostly successful: only six of the 200 total identified sites have been lost so far.

This year’s sites are a diverse collection, ranging from Art Deco treasures to a Modernist hotel. They are as follows:

  • The Boyd Theatre; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • California’s State Parks
  • Charity Hospital and surrounding neighborhood; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Great Falls Portage; Great Falls, Montana
  • Hangar One, Moffett Field (former Naval Air Station); Santa Clara County, California
  • The Lower East Side; New York, New York
  • Michigan Avenue Streetwall; Chicago, Illinois
  • Front Park, Prospect Hill, and Columbus Park neighborhoods; Buffalo, New York
  • Statler Hilton Hotel; Dallas, Texas
  • Sumner Elementary School; Topeka, Kansas
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens; Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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