America's 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.

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1988

1989

1990

  • 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

1991

  • Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland
  • Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island, Georgia
  • Franklin Post Office, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Kennecott Mines, Kennecott, Alaska
  • Montpelier, Orange, Virginia
  • Penn School, Frogmore, South Carolina
  • South Pasadena, California
  • Southeast Light, Block Island, Rhode Island
  • Tiger Stadium, Detroit, Michigan
  • Walden Pond and Woods, Concord and Lincoln, Massachusetts

1992

1993

  • 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

1994

  • 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

1995

1996

  • 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

1997

  • 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

1998

  • Black Hawk and Central City, Black Hawk and Central City, Colorado
  • Cannery Row, Monterey, California
  • Chancellorsville Battlefield, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Governors Island, New York, New York
  • Great Bowdoin Mill, Topsham, Maine
  • Historic Courthouses of Texas
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Southern States
  • Mapes Hotel, Reno, Nevada
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • Michigan’s Historic Lighthouses, Exemplified by DeTour Reef Light, Michigan
  • Monocacy Aqueduct, Maryland

1999

  • 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

2000

  • 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

2001

  • Bok Kai Temple, Marysville, California
  • Carter G. Woodson Home, Washington, DC
  • CIGNA Campus, Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawai’i
  • Historic American Movie Theaters, Nationwide
  • Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia
  • Los Caminos del Rio Heritage Corridor, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Miller-Purdue Barn, Upland, Indiana
  • Prairie Churches of North Dakota, North Dakota
  • Stevens Creek Settlements, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Telluride Valley Floor, Telluride, Colorado

2002

  • 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

2003

2004

  • 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

2005

  • “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, Arkansas
  • National Landscape Conservation System, Western States

2006

  • “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, California
  • Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC
  • World Trade Center Site, Vesey Street Staircase, New York, New York

2007

  • 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

2008

  • 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

2009

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