America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places—Past Listings

Since 1988, the annual America's 11 Most Endangered Places list has identified places across America that are threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. Explore the complete list below to learn more.




  • Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland
  • Columbus Landing Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Deadwood Historic District, Deadwood, South Dakota
  • Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island, Georgia
  • Kennecott Mines, Kennecott, Alaska
  • Penn School, Frogmore, South Carolina
  • Roycroft Inn and Campus, East Aurora, New York
  • South Pasadena, California
  • Southeast Light, Block Island, Rhode Island
  • Walden Pond and Woods, Concord and Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • West Mesa Petroglyphs, Albuquerque, New Mexico




  • Brandy Station Battlefield, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Eight Historic Dallas Neighborhoods, Dallas, Texas
  • Prehistoric Serpent Mound, Locust Grove, Ohio
  • Schooner C. A. Thayer, San Francisco, California
  • South Pasadena, California
  • State of Vermont
  • Sweetgrass Hills, Montana
  • Thomas Edison’s Invention Factory, West Orange, New Jersey
  • Town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
  • Virginia City, Montana


  • Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Cornices and Buildings of Harlem, New York, New York
  • Fair Park’s Texas Centennial Buildings, Dallas, Texas
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin
  • Historic Northern Virginia Piedmont, Piedmont, Virginia
  • Manuelito Archaeological Complex, Gallup Vicinity, New Mexico
  • Natchez, Mississippi
  • The Old Mint, San Francisco, California
  • Oldest Surviving McDonald’s, Downey, California
  • U.S.S. Constellation, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Virginia City, Montana



  • Adobe Churches of New Mexico, New Mexico
  • East Broad Top Railroad, East Broad Top, Pennsylvania
  • East End Historic District, Newburgh, New York
  • Harry S. Truman Historic District, Independence, Missouri
  • Historic Structures in Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Knight Foundry, Sutter Creek, California
  • Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Petoskey, Michigan
  • Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, Maryland
  • Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois
  • Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, New Castle, New Hampshire


  • Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles, California
  • Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
  • Cranston Street Armory, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Flathead Indian Reservation, Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana
  • Historic Buildings Infested with Formosan Termites, Gulf Coast States
  • Montezuma Castle, Montezuma, New Mexico
  • Stillwater Bridge, Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Vicksburg Campaign Trail, Mississippi & Louisiana
  • Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York
  • Wa'ahila Ridge, Honolulu, Hawai'i



  • Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco, California
  • “The Corner of Main and Main”, Nationwide
  • Country Estates of River Road, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Four National Historic Landmark Hospitals, New York
  • Hulett Ore Unloaders, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • Pullman Administration Building and Factory Complex, Chicago, Illinois
  • Richard H. Allen Memorial Auditorium, Sitka, Alaska
  • San Diego Arts and Warehouse District, San Diego, California
  • Travelers’ Rest, Montana
  • West Side of Downtown Baltimore, Maryland


  • Abraham Lincoln’s Retreat – the Soldiers’ Home, Washington, DC
  • Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Fifth & Forbes Historic Retail Area, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Historic Neighborhood Schools Nationwide
  • Hudson River Valley, New York
  • Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Okeechobee Battlefield, Okeechobee, Florida
  • Red Mountain Mining District, Colorado
  • Santa Anita Racetrack, Arcadia, California
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Wheelock Academy, Millerton, Oklahoma



  • Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet, Maryland
  • Gold Dome Bank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Hackensack Water Works, Oradell, New Jersey
  • Historic Bridges of Indiana, Indiana
  • Kw’st’an Sacred Sites at Indian Pass, Indian Pass, California
  • Pompey’s Pillar, Billings, Montana
  • Rosenwald Schools, Southern and Southwestern States
  • Sacred and Cultural Sites of the Missouri River Valley, Missouri
  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Teardowns in Historic Neighborhoods Nationwide



  • 2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York
  • Bethlehem Steel Plant, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Elkmont Historic District, Tennessee
  • George Kraigher House, Brownsville, Texas
  • Gullah/Geechee Coast, South Carolina and Georgia
  • Madison-Lenox Hotel, Detroit, Michigan
  • Nine Mile Canyon, Utah
  • Ridgewood Ranch, Home of Seabiscuit, Willits, California
  • Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland
  • State of Vermont


  • “Journey through Hallowed Ground” Corridor, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia
  • Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Belleair, Florida
  • Camp Security, York County, Pennsylvania
  • Daniel Webster Farm, Franklin, New Hampshire
  • Eleutherian College, Madison, Indiana
  • Ennis-Brown House, Los Angeles, California
  • Finca Vigia, San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
  • Historic Buildings of Downtown Detroit, Michigan
  • Historic Catholic Churches of Greater Boston, Massachusetts
  • King Island, Alaska
  • National Landscape Conservation System, Western States


  • “Doo Wop” Motels, Wildwood, New Jersey
  • Blair Mountain Battlefield, Logan County, West Virginia
  • Fort Snelling Upper Post, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Historic Communities and Landmarks of the Mississippi Coast
  • Historic Neighborhoods of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Kenilworth, Illinois
  • Kootenai Lodge, Bigfork, Montana
  • Mission San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel, California
  • Over-the-Rhine Neighborhood, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC
  • World Trade Center Site, Vesey Street Staircase, New York, New York


  • Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront, New York, New York
  • El Camino Real Historic Trail, New Mexico
  • H. H. Richardson House, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Hialeah Park Race Course, Hialeah, Florida
  • Historic Places in Powerline Corridors Nationwide
  • Historic Route 66 Motels, Illinois to California
  • Historic Structures in Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri
  • Minidoka Internment Camp, Hunt, Idaho
  • Philip Simmons Workshop & Home, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Pinon Canyon, Colorado
  • Stewart’s Point Rancheria, California


  • Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • California's State Parks
  • Charity Hospital and the adjacent neighborhood, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Great Falls Portage, Great Falls, Montana
  • Hangar One, Moffett Field, Santa Clara County, California
  • The Lower East Side, New York, New York
  • Michigan Avenue Streetwall, Chicago, Illinois
  • Peace Bridge Neighborhood, Buffalo, New York
  • The Statler Hilton Hotel, Dallas, Texas
  • Sumner Elementary School, Topeka, Kansas
  • Vizcaya and the Bonnet House, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida






To mark the 30th anniversary of the America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list in 2017, we highlighted 11 once-endangered sites that are now thriving and contributing to their communities.

The diverse range of places on this list reflect not only their rich history and compelling stories, but also the tireless dedication of the people who brought each place back from the brink.




  • Selma to Montgomery March Camp Sites, Selma, Alabama
  • Trujillo Adobe, Riverside, California
  • Summit Tunnels 6 & 7 and Summit Camp Site, Truckee, California
  • Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home, Camilla, Georgia
  • Morningstar Tabernacle No.88 Order of Moses Cemetery and Hall, Cabin John, Maryland
  • Boston Harbor Islands, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sarah E. Ray House, Detroit, Michigan
  • The Riverside Hotel, Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • Threatt Filling Station and Family Farm, Luther, Oklahoma
  • Oljato Trading Post, San Juan County, Utah
  • Pine Grove Elementary School, Cumberland, Virginia

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