Wednesday, September 05, 2007

2007 Most Endangered Historic Places announced by Arizona Preservation Foundation

[Source: APF Board of Directors] -- The Arizona Preservation Foundation has released its 2007 list of Arizona’s most endangered historic places. Compiled by preservation professionals and historians, the list identifies critically endangered cultural resources of major historical significance to the state. “Each of the sites we have named are important historic landmarks in Arizona, but unfortunately are in grave danger of collapse, demolition, or destruction,” said Vince Murray, APF Board President. “It is critical that residents and government officials act now to save these elements of their cultural heritage before it’s too late.”

The 2007 list is as follows. Click here for descriptions, rationale for listing, photographs, and links to lists of other Western states.
  • Arizona State University Historic Properties, Tempe, Maricopa County
  • Buckhorn Baths, Mesa, Maricopa County
  • Camp Naco, Huachuca City, Cochise County
  • Empire-Cienega Ranch, Pima County
  • Glendale Tract Community Center, Glendale, Maricopa County
  • Havasu Hotel, Seligman, Yavapai County
  • Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, Maricopa County
  • Kingman Multiple Resources, Kingman, Mohave County
  • Maple Ash Neighborhood, Tempe, Maricopa County
  • Marist College, Tucson, Pima County
  • Old U.S. 80 Bridge (Gillespie Dam Bridge), Arlington, Maricopa County
  • Sage Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Ganado, Apache County (pictured above)
  • San Ysidro Ranch Ruins, Yuma County
  • Second Pinal County Courthouse, Florence, Pinal County
  • Valley National Bank, 44th Street & Camelback Road, Phoenix, Maricopa County
  • White Gates House, Phoenix, Maricopa County

The 2007 list adds to APF’s 2006 Most Endangered Places List. For updates on the twelve properties listed last year, click here.