Raising awareness in communities statewide.
Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily experiences of living in small towns, large cities and rural countryside across the state. It is an understatement to say that our historic resources help to paint a distinct Washington portrait, and it is certainly no overstatement to conclude that their loss would leave large gaps in that canvas.
Since 1992 the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has maintained a Most Endangered Historic Properties List, bringing attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington State.
2013 Most Endangered Properties List
The Washington Trust has released its 2013 Most Endangered List! We presented the following video at our historic preservation and downtown revitalization conference, RevitalizeWA, on May 15, 2013 in Vancouver. Click below to view the video, or read about the properties on our Current List
2012 Most Endangered Properties List
The Washington Trust announced its 2012 Most Endangered Historic Properties List at the opening reception of the RevitalizeWA conference held in Chelan on May 22, 2012. Over the next year, we will be working with stakeholders to develop preservation strategies for each site with the goal of identifying positive preservation outcomes for all.