Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places
For over a decade, Preservation Virginia has presented its annual list of Most Endangered Historic Sites to the Commonwealth. The list includes buildings, archaeological sites, and cultural landscapes across the state that face imminent or sustained threats to their integrity, or, in some cases, their very survival. The list is issued to help raise awareness of Virginia's historic sites at risk from neglect, deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.
The intent is not to shame or punish the current owners or stewards of these places, but to bring attention to the threats described and to encourage citizens, localities, and organizations to continue to advocate for their protection and preservation.