Historic preservation trust seeks endangered historic sites

March 8, 2011

By Staff

Threatened historic sites could receive a boost from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

The trust is seeking nominations for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Properties List. Download the nomination form at www.preservewa.org. Nominations must be submitted by March 21.

The trust encourages communities to take action to preserve the historic fabric of neighborhoods, main streets and rural landscapes.

Inclusion on the list can be a crucial step in advocacy campaigns designed to attract attention to historic resources.

Properties selected for inclusion on the list receive advocacy and technical assistance from the trust. By joining local organizations and concerned citizens, the most endangered list program has resulted in many high-profile success stories since 1992.

In 2010, the list featured the Reard Freed House in neighboring Sammamish. Now, the city and a heritage society continue to work to move and preserve the historic structure for the community.

The forthcoming list is to be announced at a press conference in May as part of the trust’s Preservation Month programming.

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