11 Most Threatened Historic Sites in US

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2009 1:26 PM CDT
The historic Enola Gay hanger at the Historic Wendover Airfield.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Development, deterioration, and a lack of funds are endangering the nation's historic treasures, says the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The group released its annual list of the most endangered sites, reports ABC News. They are:

  • The Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles
  • The WWII-era Enola Gay hangar at Wendover Airfield in Utah
  • The classic Frank Lloyd Wright architecture of Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois

  • Mount Taylor, a sacred Native American site in New Mexico threatened by uranium mining
  • Massachusetts' Ames Shovel Shops complex, a 19th-century industrial village
  • Historic cast-iron storefronts in Galveston, Texas
  • Miami Marine Stadium in Virginia Keys, Florida
  • Dorchester Academy in Midway, Georgia, a former school for freed slaves
  • The Art Deco government buildings in Yankton, SD
  • Historic structures on the Hawaiian island of Lanai
  • Memorial Bridge, connecting Maine to New Hampshire