For the eighth consecutive year, Preservation Texas has compiled a list of the “most endangered places” in the state to call attention to historic properties threatened by neglect, commercial development, or urban sprawl.
The 2011 list was released on Feb. 9 and includes 10 imperiled sites that represent a broad range of the state’s unique cultural heritage, geography, and history.
Among them are:
• a historic Central Texas ranch that reflects our state’s threatened agricultural heritage;
• a Houston cemetery that demonstrates a variety of West African spiritual traditions and is the final resting place for some of the city’s prominent African Americans;
• one of the few institutional structures remaining in Waxahachie’s once-thriving African American commercial district; and
• three structures in the Rio Grande Valley, including the Duval County Courthouse (shown below).
The complete list is posted at http://www.preservationtexas.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=31
You can view the nonprofit’s previous annual lists at http://www.preservationtexas.org/.