Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Preservation Texas Names Latest ‘Most Endangered Places’

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

You can view the nonprofit’s previous annual lists at

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