Each year, the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places shines a light on the threats facing significant sites of American history. It continues to be a powerful, galvanizing tool for historic preservation, with over 350 sites listed and only a handful lost.
On this year’s list is the Osterman Gas Station in Peach Spring, Arizona. Built in 1929, it has been more than a place to sell gas and service vehicles along the legendary Route 66—it’s been a focal point of the Hualapai Tribal community for generations.
Extreme weather threatens the already deteriorated building, and it needs stabilization and rehabilitation. In consultation with experts, the Tribe is developing a preservation and reuse plan and raising funds to save the Hualapai-owned gas station.
Join the National Trust, the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, and dozens of statewide and local organizations in calling for a National Historic Trail designation. It will help preserve Route 66 as a vital, iconic, and evolving piece of Americana for generations to come.