Places in Peril



UPDATE: Today is the last day to submit your Missouri’s Places in Peril Nomination. Please email to or mail to 320 First Street, Boonville, MO 65233 by 11:59pm




Missouri Preservation Announces its annual Call for Nominations to it’s statewide list of Places in Peril. Is there an endangered historic resource in your city or neighborhood? Consider nominating it for listing. Nominations are due by April 3, 2015 and announcement of Missouri’s 2015 Places in Peril will be made on Tuesday, May 25, 2015.



One of 2012’s ‘Most Endangered’, the Frank L. Sommer House (The Cracker House) – Saint Joseph, Buchanan County

The program:

The first announcement of an endangered properties list in Missouri was made in 2000 and was entitled “Missouri’s Most Endangered Historic Places.” The program instituted as a media campaign aimed at calling attention to endangered historic resources statewide, serving as a call to action. In 2010 the program was expanded and staff support and a board liaison was assigned to each of the endangered places to assess the immediate needs of the endangered resource and assist the nominators to help ensure the preservation of each of the endangered resources. In 2015 the Most Endangered Committee at Missouri Preservation re-named the program, “Missouri’s Places in Peril,” having seen the program re-branded in Georgia. A public call for nominations is made each spring and nominations received from Missouri citizens. Nominations are assessed by a committee of Missouri Preservation’s governing board and the announcement of their selections is made at one of the sites chosen to be on the official list, usually during May, which is National Preservation Month.