New Streamlined Process Permits Online Nominations
Washington, DC (October 1, 2008) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations – which can now be submitted online – for its 2009 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places® list. This annual list highlights important examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk for destruction or irreparable damage. Nominations are due on Friday, December 5, 2008. The 2009 list will be announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.
"The America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list has been a powerful wake-up call, alerting people to treasures in trouble and rousing efforts to save them," said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "This list has helped save some very significant pieces of our nation’s heritage, and we’re extremely proud of that fact – but past successes are not enough. Important historic sites are still in danger, and we must continue to protect the places that tell America’s story."
America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places® Since 1988, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has used its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places as a powerful alarm to raise awareness of the serious threats facing the nation’s greatest treasures, and it has become one of the most effective tools in the fight to save the country’s irreplaceable architectural, cultural and natural heritage. The list, which has identified 200 sites through 2008, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts across the country and rallying resources to save one-of-a-kind landmarks that, in just two decades, only six sites have been lost.
For additional information, e-mail 11Most@nthp.org or call 202-588-6141. To learn more about the program and to submit a nomination, visit: www.PreservationNation.org/issues/11-most-endangered.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history – and the important moments of everyday life – took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, 9 regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. For more information, visit www.PreservationNation.org.