There’s never been a time when the places around us have mattered more. While the coronavirus pandemic has put a lockdown on international travel, preventing Americans from visiting most of the world, there’s been a silver lining—the experience has inspired many of us to look around and explore what’s in our own backyard. So the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual reveal of the country’s most endangered historic places couldn’t come at a more appropriate moment.
For the 33rd year, the group—a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places—has identified 11 places that are in danger of disappearing. “It is at times like these when cultural treasures mean the most,” said Paul Edmondson, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.