Friday, November 16, 2007

National Trust's Most Endangered Places List to be updated

[Source: Cumberland Times-News] -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its 2008 America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. The list is issued annually to raise awareness of historic sites at risk from neglect, deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, inappropriate development, or insensitive public policy.

Among the many sites that have been listed are Historic Neighborhoods of New Orleans; Ellis Island in New York Harbor; the Kennecott Copper Mines in Alaska; Bethlehem Steel Plant in Bethlehem, Pa.; the World Trade Center Vesey Street Survivors’ Staircase; and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Corridor in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

For more information about the application process, click here or call (202) 588-6141. Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 4, 2008. The 2008 list will be announced in May.