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Missouri’s 2012 Most Endangered Historic Places

MISSOURI’S MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES
ANNOUNCED IN ST. JOSEPH
MAY 30, 2012

The Frank L. Sommer House at 914 Main Street in St. Joseph, Locally Known as the “Cracker House”

Missouri Preservation announced its list of Most Endangered Historic Places on Wednesday May 30, 2012 at a press conference held in St. Joseph at The Frank L. Sommer house, which is one of the places named on this list. Others named are listed below, in no particular order. Currently in its twelfth year, the program has sought to bring statewide attention to endangered places through a media campaign and offers support services to the properties on the list. Nominations are received from citizen preservationists throughout the state. This year there was such a large number of new nominations that an entirely new list was presented. Those properties that would have normally been carried over from the previous year are on a “Watched List,” which is also provided below.

 MISSOURI’S 2012 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES

The Frank L. Sommer House (“The Cracker House) – Buchanan County

The AAA Building – The City of Saint Louis

The Lyric Theater –  Phelps County

Barns of Missouri – Statewide

The Pouncey Building –  Jackson County

The Diamonds Restaurant – Franklin County

Kemper Arena – Jackson County

The Charles and Bettie Birthright House – Dunklin County

School Buildings of Missouri – Statewide

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE 2012 ENDANGERED PLACES

2012 WATCHED PROPERTIES LIST:

The Jefferson School, Cape Girardeau County

Historic Bridges of Missouri, Statewide Including the Riverside Bridge in Christian County and the Route 66 Bridge in Saint Louis County

Former Missouri State Penitentiary Complex, Cole County

The Wheatley-Provident Hospital Building, Jackson County

Lexington Municipal Auditorium, Lafayette County

Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Lafayette County

St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railroad Depot, Madison County

The Russell Hotel, Mississippi County

Delmo Community Center, Pemiscot County

Rock Mechanics Laboratory/Former Missouri Trachoma Hospital, Phelps County

CLICK HERE FOR 2011 DESCRIPTIONS, WHICH INCLUDE THESE PLACES

Superior Waterproofing of Saint Louis is the Sponsor of Missouri Preservation’s Most Endangered Places Program.

 

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