Top 10 Endangered Historic Sites in US

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The United States National Trust for Historic Preservation released a list of top 10 endangered historic places in US. Annually, the list highlights U.S. architectural, cultural, and natural heritages at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. "For nearly 25 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has spotlighted places that matter, places that help us understand who we are as a nation." said Stephanie Meeks, trust president.

 

Fort Gaines, Alabama

Fort Gaines, a historic fort on Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States was established in 1821. It was considered to play an important role in the 1864 Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Nowadays, the fort contains original cannons, a restored blacksmith shop, kitchens used for living-history demonstrations, and a tunnel system leading to corner bastions with vaulted brick ceilings.


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Fort Gaines on Alabama's Dauphin Island which played important role in the 1864 Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay was at risk of unused and on the verge of collapse


China Alley, California


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China Alley, a Chinese neighborhood in tiny Hanford, California, was settled by immigrants in 1877.Today, most of China Alley's historic buildings are suffering from deterioration and disuse


Greater Chaco Landscape, New Mexico


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Greater Chaco Landscape, one of hundreds of archaeological and cultural landmarks scattered across northwestern New Mexico is used for ceremonial purposes by the prehistoric people of Chaco Canyon


Bear Butte, South Dakota


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Bear Butte, one of top 10 America's most threatened places is a sacred mountain for 17 Native American tribes including the Lakota of the Black Hills of South Dakota


Belmead-on-the-James, Virginia


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Belmead-on-the-James, Virginia is also listed by the United States National Trust for Historic Preservation as an endangered historical site


John Coltrane Home, New York


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John Coltrane Home in New York is a historical site where U.S. jazz musician John Coltrane wrote his iconic album A Love Supreme in the 1960s. Today, this house has deteriorated due to lack of funds


Prentice Women's Hospital, Illinois


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Prentice Women's Hospital is a concrete, clover leaf-shaped structure built in 1975 would then likely be demolished for a new medical research facility

 

Top 10 Endangered Historic Sites in US: Prentice Women's Hospital, Illinois

 

Pillsbury "A" Mill Complex, Minnesota


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This is the largest and most advanced facility in the world at the time of completing in 1881. Pillsbury "A" Mill Complex is in danger because of reuse and rehabilitation


Isaac Manchester Farm, Pennsylvania


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Isaac Manchester Farm, one in 10 US threatened sites, was built more than 200 years ago in Avella, Pennsylvania


Soldier's Home, Wisconsin


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With a danger of collapse, the Soldiers Home historic district will be on the list of the most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation 2011


Top 10 Endangered U.S. Historic Sites

 

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This article was published on 2011/06/29