of National Trust for Historic Preservation Released America’s annual list 11 of the most endangered historic sites To raise awareness of the places that are part of the fabric that weaves the country’s story.
“The multi-layered stories behind these places have always been part of what it means to be American,” said Jay Clemens, interim chairman and CEO of the National Trust. “It presents complexity and challenges, but it doesn’t necessarily get the attention it deserves.”and statement. “If we lose any of them, we will all decline.”
For the first time in the list’s 36-year history, two Chinatowns on opposite shores are featured, including one of the West Coast’s oldest Asian-American neighborhoods. Some locations are associated with different chapters of black history.
“Multicultural communities that have grown in tandem with a particular place are now facing cultural erasure, the gradual loss of community landmarks that help tell the story of the people who called that place home. We also value local businesses, restaurants, customs and traditions,” the statement said. “Many neighborhoods and communities have spearheaded rallying around places that represent history and stories, what makes them special in the face of overdevelopment, displacement and gentrification. are protecting.”
The National Trust reviews public nominations to narrow the list.
From Miami to Seattle, these locations face serious and unique challenges. Some of our locations are located in major cities and also face challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather events.
11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America
- Osterman Gas Station, Peach Springs, Arizona
- Little Santo Domingo, Miami, Florida
- Pierce Chapel African Cemetery, Midland, Georgia
- Century and Consumers Building, Chicago, Illinois
- St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana West Bank
- Holy Aid and Comfort Spiritual Church (aka Hall of Patience Charity and Mutual Aid Society), New Orleans, Louisiana
- LV Hull Home and Studio, Kosciuszko, Mississippi
- Henry Ossawa Tanner House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Chinatown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Historic District of Charleston, South Carolina
- Seattle Chinatown – International District, WA
What organizations can do to preserve these sites
“Each site provides an opportunity to engage with our shared history of how it happened and inspires us to work together to honor each other’s experiences and contributions to our country. ” Chief Conservation Officer Catherine Malone-France said.
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