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SOURCE National Trust for Historic Preservation
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation today unveiled its 2014 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that spotlights important examples of the nation's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 250 sites have been on the list over its 27-year history, and in that time, only a handful of listed sites have been lost.
"For more than a quarter century, our list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has called attention to threatened one-of-a-kind treasures throughout the nation and has galvanized local preservationists to help save them," said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "From The Palisades in New Jersey to Historic Wintersburg in California, to two iconic buildings in Cincinnati, this year's list reflects the diversity of America's historic places, and the variety of threats they face. As it has over the past 27 years, we hope this year's list inspires people to speak out for the important sites in their own communities that help to define our nation's past – and enrich its future."
Also, the National Trust's list includes a special Watch Status listing-the Federal Historic Tax Credit, perhaps the most effective policy tool to encourage historic preservation across the country.
Members of the public can learn more about what they can do to support these 11 historic places and hundreds of other endangered sites at www.PreservationNation.org/places.
The 2014 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places:
Battle Mountain Sanitarium – Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Bay Harbor's East Island – Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Chattanooga State Office Building – Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House – Tallahassee, Florida.
Historic Wintersburg – Huntington Beach, California.
Mokuaikaua Church – Kailua Village, Kona, Hawaii.
Music Hall – Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Palisades – Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Palladium Building – St. Louis, Missouri.
Shockoe Bottom – Richmond, Virginia.
Union Terminal – Cincinnati, Ohio.
Watch Status: Federal Historic Tax Credit. The Federal Historic Tax Credit, a proven tool to encourage preservation across the country, is currently threatened by tax reform on Capitol Hill.
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America's historic places. www.PreservationNation.org
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