Know of an endangered historical site in your community? Nominate it for 2015 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®

Know of an endangered historical site in your community? Nominate it for 2015 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Announcements, General

Know of an endangered historical site in your community? Nominate it for 2015 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®

GritoBlast! The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®.

For almost 30 years, the National Trust’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has helped shine a spotlight on threatened historic places throughout the nation, helping not only to preserve these places, but also galvanizing local support for the preservation of other unique, irreplaceable treasures that make the nation and local communities special.

Since the list began in 1988, just three percent of featured sites have been lost.

This year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is especially interested in highlighting threatened, historic sites of diversity; places like the Abyssinian Meeting House in Maine, California’s Bok Kai Temple, and El Camino Real de Tierro Adentro National Historic Trail in New Mexico.

These diverse historic sites — and thousands like them across the country — represent important, and sometimes overlooked, pieces of American history.

The places on the list need not be famous, but they must be significant within their own cultural context, illustrate important issues in preservation and have a need for immediate action to stop or reverse serious threats.

To nominate a historic site in your community fill out the nomination form and submit it on or before March 2, 2015.

The 2015 list will be announced in June.