2016 Places in Peril
This year’s Places in Peril list was announced by Missouri Preservation’s Executive Director Bill Hart on Friday, August 5th at our Unhappy Hour event in Kansas City. The event was held at the Kansas City Museum’s Carriage House and was attended by Missouri Preservation members, local community representatives, property owners, and other interested Missourians. The aim of the list and announcement is to call attention to statewide, endangered historic resources threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, imminent demolition and/or inappropriate development. By publicizing these places we hope to create a call to action and build support towards each property’s eventual preservation.
To obtain the full 2016 Places in Peril List, click HERE
[The listing does not constitute as a legal action or enforcement of regulations. Its purpose is to promote awareness of historic resource at risk of being lost]
What can you do to SAVE these Places?
Spread the word about these properties especially those in need of a new owner. By encouraging the public outreach process we may be able to identify a future owner to save these places.
If you have creative reuse ideas, a rehabilitation resource or know of a potential buyer, please contact Missouri Preservation’s Director Bill Hart by email or by 314-691-1941.
Contact you Senator’s office to voice support for maintaining Missouri’s State Historic Tax Credits and support for the reauthorization of the Historic Preservation Fund (H.R. 2817).
o The HPF is used by State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices on activities that support the local heritage, jobs, and economy and only receives a small portion of its authorized amount. Contact Missouripreservation@yahoo.com or 660-882-5946 to learn more.
Thank you to our 2016 Places in Peril Sponsors:
DEBBIE SHEALS, PRESERVATION CONSULTANT
Instituted as a media campaign in 2000, the program is aimed at calling attention to endangered statewide historic resources threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, imminent demolition and/or inappropriate development. Formerly known as Most Endangered, the program was renamed in 2015 as ‘Places in Peril’. The re-branding came as a means of highlighting the selected public nominated places because becoming the ‘most endangered’ was not a contest. Once the historic resource is gone, it’s gone forever. By publicizing these places we hope to build support towards each property’s eventual preservation.
Missouri Preservation is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to education, advocacy and recognition for historic resources throughout Missouri. Contact Missouri Preservation staff at (660)882.5946 or (314)-691-1941 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org