NY State’s Most Endangered Places: Nominations Being Accepted


3rd precinct albThe Preservation League is seeking nominations from local and regional preservation organizations, advocacy groups, municipalities and others for its 2012 list of New York State’s most endangered places, Seven to Save.

Since 1999, the Preservation League has highlighted New York’s most threatened historic sites through its Seven to Save list, which provides enhanced services from the League to bolster visibility and build support for preservation. This year marks the shift from an annual list to every two years. After 2012, the next Seven to Save list will be announced in 2014.

“Through partnerships with concerned groups and individuals, threats to dozens of at-risk buildings, landscapes, downtowns and neighborhoods have been reduced and in many cases eliminated by the Seven to Save designation and subsequent actions,” said Jay DiLorenzo, president of the Preservation League. “The League is looking forward to providing strategic attention, extra effort, and new tools to secure the future of these endangered resources for generations to come.”

The League is looking for places in New York State that could benefit from the additional attention that Seven to Save designation brings. Although all types of properties are eligible for nomination, the League especially encourages the nomination of places that can serve as case studies or models pertaining to the following categories:

  • Threats to built and cultural environments relating to energy and/or technological development (such as wind energy, communications development, transportation impacts, resource extraction);
  • Threats relating to a specific cultural heritage (such as African-American, Latino, Native American);
  • Threats to twentieth century resources (such as Modernist, “Recent Past,” World War II and the Cold War); and
  • Threats to sites relating to out-of-scale/intrusive commercial, industrial and/or residential development.

The postmark deadline for nominations is October 28, 2011. The Nomination Form and Packet Guide are available for download on the Preservation League’s website at www.preservenys.org – click on Seven to Save.

Please contact Amanda Lewkowicz, the League’s Preservation Program Coordinator, to discuss potential nominations. You may reach her by phone at 518-462-5658 x 24 or by email at [email protected].