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.

Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

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  • 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









  • 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




  • “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




  • 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.




  • Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma, Alabama
  • Camp Naco, Naco, Arizona
  • Chicano/a/x Community Murals of Colorado
  • The Deborah Chapel, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Francisco Q. Sanchez Elementary School, Humåtak, Guam
  • Minidoka National Historic Site, Jerome, Idaho
  • Picture Cave, Warren County, Missouri
  • Brooks-Park Home and Studios, East Hampton, New York
  • Palmer Memorial Institute, Sedalia, North Carolina
  • Olivewood Cemetery, Houston, Texas
  • Jamestown, Virginia

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