Instituted as a media campaign in 2000, the program is aimed at calling attention to endangered statewide historic resources threatened by deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds, imminent demolition and/or inappropriate development. Formerly known as Most Endangered, the program was renamed in 2015 as ‘Places in Peril’. The re-branding came as a means of highlighting the selected public nominated places because becoming the ‘most endangered’ was not a contest. Once the historic resource is gone, it’s gone forever. By publicizing these places we hope to build support towards each property’s eventual preservation.
All properties considered for the list, which is decided upon by a volunteer group of preservation professionals and enthusiasts, are nominated by concerned individuals.
Where are they now?
Check out this map of Missouri to see all listed properties, their current condition, and what you can do to help. If you have an update on one of these places, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
What can you do to SAVE these Places?
- Spread the word about these properties and about the Places in Peril program.
- Donate to fundraising campaigns!
- Volunteer your time or expertise to those places that seek volunteer assistance.
- Educate others on the importance of historic preservation and help dispell myths about historic buildings.