“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 galvanized local communities to help save them,” Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said in a statement. “This year’s list is our most diverse ever, and reflects our commitment to recognizing and preserving all the facets of our diverse history.”
This year’s list includes the Grand Canyon, sacred to many Indian tribes; Miami’s Little Havana; the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, Ala., where Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders once stayed; and the Factory in West Hollywood, Calif., a disco once vital to Los Angeles gay culture.
“We hope this list inspires more Americans to join us in the ongoing effort to save the places that tell the full story of our nation,” Meeks said.
Here’s a look at some places on the list: