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The 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America (This Year)

The 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America (This Year)


MAY 31, 2019

By DAVID DUDLEY

Read More: https://www.citylab.com/design/2019/...vation/590533/

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It’s a dangerous world out there for old buildings, but getting tagged as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places can be a lifesaver. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has curated this annual count of critically threatened structures, neighborhoods, and historically significant sites since 1988, claims that only a handful of its listees, fewer than five percent have succumbed to the wrecking ball.

- This year’s list, as always, offers a glimpse into the varied forces that conspire to bring infrastructure down, from politics and obsolescence to of-the-moment threats like climate change and development pressure. Importantly, it also spotlights solutions: These spaces aren’t fundamentally doomed, says Malone-France. “There are pressure points that can be used here, and we want to raise the opportunity to do so. There are actions people can take. That’s the case with every place on this list there are people locally working really hard to save them. Historic preservation is about solutions.”

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In the 1950s, recording studios made Nashville’s Music Row the epicenter of country music. (Robbie Jones)






A vacant home in South Dallas’s Tenth Street Historic District, founded after the Civil War as a “Freedmen’s Town.” (The Inclusive Communities Project)






Built in 1939 on Buffalo’s East Side, Willert Park Courts was New York’s first public housing complex for African American tenants. (Joe Cascio)






Built in 1846, Hacienda Los Torres in Lares, Puerto Rico, is one of the oldest buildings left on the island. (Para la Naturaleza)






The heroic profile of Providence’s “Superman Building” has not saved it from chronic vacancy. (Warren Jagger)






Love it or hate it, Chicago’s Thompson Center is a PoMo landmark. (Landmarks Illinois)






Ancestral Places of Southeast Utah






Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge






The Excelsior Club






Mount Vernon Arsenal and Searcy Hospital

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I didn't know Providence's tallest building was vacant.
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I didn't know Providence's tallest building was vacant.
I know there was talk of demolishing it for Hasbro’s new headquarters a few years ago. I hope it can be saved. It’s definitely a landmark of Providence.
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It's insane that anybody would even consider demolishing that gem. Especially since providence has plenty of parking lots to develop.
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There's literally an empty lot across the street from the Superman building from a failed project that never got off the ground as well as several spaces within a few blocks to build a new tower for Hasbro. Knocking that thing down would be a crime. Surely someone will develop it into condos.
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Whoever wrote this article obviously has not done much research on Puerto Rico. A building from 1846 is not old; San Juan has hundreds of buildings from before then. San Juan has buildings that are 300 years older than that!
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