National Trust puts 11 sites on endangered list

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The 2010 list of America's most endangered historic places:

America's state parks and state-owned historic sites

Budget cuts could close as many as 400 state parks.

Black Mountain

Harlan County, Ky.

Mining permits near Black Mountain could threaten its scenery, ecology and tourism.

Hinchliffe Stadium

Paterson, N.J.

Neglect threatens the 10,000-seat art deco stadium, one of the few surviving Negro leagues ballparks.

Industrial Arts Building

Lincoln, Neb.

A nearly 100-year-old building, with natural skylights, intricate roof trusses and a four-story fountained interior, faces demolition.

Juana Briones House

Palo Alto, Calif.

The oldest structure in Palo Alto, built by one of the original Hispanic residents of San Francisco and today abandoned, faces demolition.

Merritt Parkway

Fairfield County, Conn.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation wants to realign roads, replace bridges and redesign interchanges, potentially altering the parkway's appearance.

Metropolitan A.M.E. Church

The District

Water infiltration and damage caused by adjacent construction have compromised the church's structure, prompting a restoration campaign.

P├ągat, Yigo, Guam

Because of the U.S. military's planned buildup on the island, some residents are concerned about preserving the island's cultural resources.

Saugatuck Dunes

Saugatuck, Mich.

A proposed 400-acre residential development could disrupt the peace of 2,500 acres of dunes, water, woods and wetlands.

Threefoot Building

Meridian, Miss.

The 16-story art deco skyscraper needs rehabilitation and faces demolition without it.

Wilderness Battlefield

Orange and Spotsylvania counties, Va.

The proposed construction of a Wal-Mart within Wilderness Battlefield boundaries and near the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park has caused controversy.

SOURCE: National Trust for Historic Preservation

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