The National Trust America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has identified more than 200 threatened one-of-a-kind historic treasures since 1988. Whether these sites are urban districts or rural landscapes, Native American landmarks or 20th-century sports arenas, entire communities or single buildings, the list spotlights historic places across America that are threatened by neglect, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The designation has been a powerful tool for raising awareness and rallying resources to save endangered sites from every region of the country. At times, that attention has garnered public support to quickly rescue a treasured landmark; while in other instances, it has been the impetus of a long battle to save an important piece of our history. The National Trust is now accepting applications for the 2010 List until January 8, 2010.
The list provides endangered resources with local and national exposure as well as support from the National Trust offices. If you know of a Tampa Bay area resource that is threatened, application information can be found on the National Trust website. TPI will gladly provide a letter of support for local applications.