List of threatened historic sites in the United States

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This article provides a List of threatened historic sites in the United States. A site is deemed historic if it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places or an official State or Local landmark list. While there are many historic places in the U.S. that are not listed in an official government listing of landmarks, the purpose of this article is to report threats only to government-listed landmarks. A site is deemed threatened for this article if there is verifiable information that it is threatened. Documentation may include:

  • credible reports in publications, including news articles
  • listing on various watch organizations' lists

United States sites which are both historic and threatened[edit]

The former quartermasters' shops at the upper post of Fort Snelling. Large sections of the roof and the brick walls have collapsed.
  • Top 10 Endangered Battlefields in 2005[5]
  • The SS United States, a passenger liner built in 1952 for the United States Lines. She captured the Blue Riband on its maiden voyage in 1952 — with the fastest eastbound and westbound transatlantic crossings record of three days, twelve hours, and twelve minutes. To this day she holds the fastest westbound transit record, some 57 years later. The ship's fate is unknown and has been in disregard for many years since her retirement in 1969.

Organizations which note threatened status[edit]


  1. ^ "Fort Jackson". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Fort St. Philip". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  3. ^ The National Park Service reports "A draft Environmental Impact Statement has been released for the Highwood Generating Station. The station is a 250-megawatt, Circulating Fluidized Bed, coal-fired power plant with 6-megawatt of wind generation. Sections of the water intake and wastewater lines, overhead electric transmission lines, and the rail spur are proposed to be constructed within the NHL boundaries. Because this NHL’s integrity is based on visual landscape qualities, the facilities planned present a high likelihood of negatively impacting the significant historic scene."
  4. ^ "Great Falls Portage". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  5. ^ "Civil War Preservation Trust Lists Endangered Battlefields", by Deborah Fitts, April 2005
  6. ^ "National Historic Landmarks Program: Fort Snelling". Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  7. ^ a b "Minnesota Preservation Planner: Summer 2006". 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  8. ^ "Places in Peril: Alabama's Endangered Historic Landmarks for 2005". "Alabama Heritage,". 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  9. ^ a b "Places in Peril: Alabama’s Most Endangered Sites for 2009". Alabama Historical Commission. Retrieved 2009-11-26. [dead link]
  10. ^ Schlueb, Mark (2014-01-28). "Historic Tinker Field to be demolished, rebuilt next door". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  11. ^ Liedel, Buck (March 7, 1964). "2,000 Hear King Push Mix 'Now'". Orlando Sentinel (Microfilm).