America's Most Endangered Historic Places—Past Listings

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

1988

Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland

Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, Virginia

Columbus Landing Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Custer Battlefield National Monument & Reno-Benteen Battlefield Memorial, Montana

Manassas National Battlefield Historic District, Manassas, Virginia

Old Deerfield Historic District, Deerfield, Massachusetts

Old Kaskaskia Village, Kaskaskia, Illinois

Snee Farm, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Vieux Carre Historic District, New Orleans, Louisiana

Waterford Historic District, Waterford, Virginia

West Mesa Petroglyphs, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1989

Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland

Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, Virginia

Columbus Landing Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Deadwood Historic District, Deadwood, South Dakota

Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Old Deerfield Historic District, Deerfield, Massachusetts

Old Kaskaskia Village, Kaskaskia, Illinois

Roycroft Inn and Campus, East Aurora, New York

South Pasadena, California

Vieux Carre Historic District, New Orleans, Louisiana

West Mesa Petroglyphs, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Eight Historic Dallas Neighborhoods, Dallas, Texas

Ellis Island National Monument, New York Harbor, New York

Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Louisiana’s Historic River Road, Statewide, Louisiana

Montpelier, Orange, Virginia

South Pasadena, California

Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, Georgia

Tiger Stadium, Detroit, Michigan

Virginia City, Montana

West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs, Indiana

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, 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

Archaeological Treasures of the Colorado Plateau, Colorado

Ashley River Historic District, South Carolina

Bronx River Parkway, New York

Fair Park’s Texas Centennial Buildings, Dallas, Texas

Farish Street Historic District, Jackson, Mississippi

Historic Boston Theaters, Massachusetts

Ossabaw Island, Georgia

South Pass, Wyoming

Tugboat Hoga, Oakland, California

Village of East Aurora, East Aurora, New York

Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, Honolulu, Hawai’i

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

Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge, Atchison, Kansas

Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

East Side School and Middle School, Decorah, Iowa

Little Manila, Stockton, California

Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments, Chicago, Illinois

Minute Man National Historical Park and Nearby Historic Sites, Concord, Lincoln and Lexington, Massachusetts

Ocmulgee Old Fields, Macon, Georgia

TWA Terminal, New York, New York

United States Marine Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky

Urban Houses of Worship Nationwide

Zuni Salt Lake and Sanctuary Zone, New Mexico

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

Ames Shovel Shops, Easton, Massachusetts

Cast-Iron Architecture, Galveston, Texas

Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Dorchester Academy, Midway, Georgia

Human Services Center, Yankton, South Dakota

Lana'i City, Hawai’i

Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine

Miami Marine Stadium, Miami, Florida

Mount Taylor, Grants, New Mexico

The Manhattan Project's Enola Gay Hangar, Wendover, Utah

Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois

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