Past 11 Most listing Joe Frazier's Gym in Philadelphia is now seeking a preservation-minded buyer.
Today we at the National Trust begin accepting nominations for our 2013 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places -- and we need your help.
Is there a threatened one-of-a-kind historic place in your community? Help us raise national awareness of a beloved threatened place in your area -- and generate local support for protecting it -- by nominating it to the 2013 11 Most list.
Several of the historic sites that the Trust named to the 11 Most list just this past June are already on the path to preservation, including:
- Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch, North Dakota. This presidential listing generated numerous national news stories, including this stirring New York Times op-ed by Roosevelt biographer Edmund Morris. As a result of this publicity and advocacy work by the National Trust and local partners, an adjacent landowner agreed to relocate a proposed gravel pit away from the ranch’s viewshed -- a positive development that helped protect the greater Elkhorn Ranch landscape.
- Joe Frazier’s Gym, Philadelphia. Media attention for this listing ranged from major stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer to the New York Times, to a number of articles in publications focused on the sport of boxing. Since the announcement highlighted the gym’s plight for local preservationists in Philadelphia and across the country, a number of positive developments have occurred, including a documentary film screening and panel discussion at Temple University this fall that was well attended and generated further support for saving the gym. (Read our interview with the documentary filmmaker, Mike Todd.)
A view of Elkhorn Ranch.
If you know of an important local site that would benefit from this kind of major national attention, now is the time to take action. After all, our historic sites transform communities from places where we live into places that we love.
The deadline for nominating a site to the list is March 1, 2013. Additional information and the full nomination form are available at PreservationNation.org/11most. To contact 11 Most program staff with questions, please email 11Most [at] savingplaces [dot] org or call 202-588-6141.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to let us know about the threatened historic place that your community can’t afford to lose. Good luck!