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11 Most List

Our 25th list is here!

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation unveiled its 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

This year, our list includes the Sweet Auburn Historic District in Atlanta, the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Joe Frazier’s Gym in Philadelphia, longtime training center for the recently deceased boxing legend and U.S. Olympian; and Terminal Island in Los Angeles, a major shipbuilding center during WWI and II, and still one of the nation’s busiest ports. See the whole list.

You can play an important role in our ongoing work to save these places and protect America’s heritage by signing up to make a monthly donation for as little as $5 each month.

It’s not just today that we need your donation. We need your sustained support so we can maintain our efforts at each of these 11 places, plus the thousands more across the country we are working to save for generations to come.

For 25 years, our list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has spotlighted over 230 important historic places throughout the nation facing destruction or irreparable damage. And in 25 years, only a handful of sites have been lost, thanks in great part to loyal and generous support from National Trust members and friends.

I hope our 2012 list inspires people – including you – to speak out for the important historic places in their communities. 

From Maine to California, from national landmarks to local icons, the National Trust works on the ground and in communities like yours to save America’s historic places.

Sign up for $5 a month, or $10, or more. It’s not the amount that matters; it is your pledge of sustained support that is essential to us in our work to save places that define our nation’s past and enrich our future, including those on our 2012 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

Thank you for your generous support,
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Jamie Davidson
Senior Director, Membership

P.S. Explore this year’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places and read inspiring preservation stories from the past 25 years. 


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