It is time to nominate endangered historic properties to Pennsylvania At Risk 2015!
Pennsylvania At Risk is a list of Pennsylvania's most endangered historic resources. Publication of this list draws statewide attention to the plight of Pennsylvania’s historic resources, promotes action to protect historic properties, and encourages additional state funding for historic places. Properties on the list are given priority in Preservation Pennsylvania's programs and resources.
It is our aim to help you protect and preserve the historic places that matter to you. But we can't do that if you don't tell us what those places are, and how they are threatened. So if there is a historic place in Pennsylvania that needs some extra attention and help, please nominate it to Pennsylvania At Risk!
To be included in Pennsylvania At Risk, a property must be considered to be historic (but it does not necessarily need to be officially designated as such) at the local, state or national level, and must be imminently endangered, either by overt action (such as demolition or inappropriate alteration), neglect, incompatible use, or loss of context. To nominate a property to Pennsylvania At Risk, we ask that you please complete as much of the Pennsylvania At Risk 2015 Nomination Form as possible, and provide at least one electronic photograph of the property. If you do not know the answers to all of the questions in the Nomination Form, or do not have access to a photograph, please submit your nomination anyway. We will work with you to gather the additional information needed.
Nominations will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Demonstrated significance or importance of the historic property or resource;
- Nature and immediacy of the threat; and
- Likelihood that inclusion in Pennsylvania At Risk will make a positive impact on preservation efforts.
- In some cases, geographic location is also a factor for consideration.
Nominations are due by Friday, November 6, 2015.
The 2015 Pennsylvania At Risk list will be announced in January 2016.