The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s Most Endangered Historic Properties List has identified over 150 threatened sites since 1992. Although a listing won’t necessarily save a property or provide funding, it creates awareness and galvanizes communities to preserve their endangered sites. From schoolhouses and farms to breweries and rodeo grounds, the Most Endangered Historic Properties List spotlights historic places across the state threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of funds, inappropriate development, or insensitive public policy.

Building name links → building websites
Year links → Most Endangered videos

City

Endangered Site

Listed

Status

Statewide Historic Buildings within Washington’s State Parks 2012 2016 Watch List
Statewide Washington’s Historic Barns 2006 2007 – State Grants have worked to save 60 barns to date!
Aberdeen Electric Building 2013 2016 Watch List
Aberdeen Finch Building 1992, 1999 1999 – Demolished
Anacortes Curtis Wharf 1992 1993 – Demolished
Anacortes Packard House 2005 2012 – Demolished
Anacortes South Harbor Park Stack 2000 2001 – Demolished
Arlington Trafton Elementary School 2010 2011 – Building SAVED, but school closed
Bainbridge Island BF Tabbott House 2009 Status on hold
Bainbridge Island Camp Yeomalt WPA Log Cabin 2005 2010 – SAVED
Bainbridge Island Moran School 2010 Still standing, but severe deterioration
Bellevue Puget Power Building 2005 2006 – Demolished
Bellevue Surrey Downs 2009 2013 – SAVED
Bellingham National Guard of Washington Armory 2006 2016 Watch List
Bellingham Digester Building 2013 2015  Demolished
Bellingham Old Granary Building 2008 2016 Watch List
Benton County B Reactor, Hanford Site 2004 2008 – SAVED (Designated as a National Historic Landmark and recommended to be included in the Manhattan Project National Historic Park.)
Blaine BNSF Depot 2012 2016 Watch List
Bonney Lake Kelley Farm 2006  
Chewelah Colville Indian Agency 2013 2015 - SAVED
Colfax St. Ignatius Hospital 2015  
Colville National Forest, Pend
Oreille County
Outlet Creek Bridge 1993 1994 – Demolished
Concrete Lone Star Cement Building 2006 Still standing
Coupeville Libbey House 2009 2016 Watch List
Coupeville Haller House 2013 2016 Watch List
Dayton Day Block 2009 2016 Watch List
Dayton Dorsey Building 2004 2005 – SAVED
Des Moines Masonic Home of Washington 2015  
Diamond Lake, Pend Oreille County John A. Finch Boy Scout Lodge 2007 2012 – Slated for demolition, but still standing
Dupont Nisqually–Sequalitchew Historic District 1999 2002 – SAVED
Duvall Thayer Barn 2014 2015 – Dismantled; portions of the barn will be incorporated into a community arts center
Edmonds Bettinger House 2008 2013 – SAVED
Ellensburg Ellensburg Depot 2004 2010 – SAVED
Ellensburg Kittitas County Rodeo & Fairgrounds/ Rodeo Grandstand 1997 1999 – SAVED
Ellensburg Morgan Middle School 2012 2015  SAVED! Instead of tearing down the school to build new, additions will be added to the rehabilitated historic school building.
Ellensburg Old Ellensburg Hospital 2009 2012 – Demolished
Endicott Endicott School 1993 1994 – Demolished
Everett Collins Building 2004 2011 – Demolished
Everett Donovan District 2005 2006 – SAVED (with a portion demolished)
Everett Howard S. Wright House 2006 2012 – SAVED
Everett Longfellow School 2015  
Everett Monte Cristo Hotel 1992 1993 – SAVED
Everett Scottish Rite Temple & Hewitt Block 2001 2002 – Demolished
Everett Snohomish County Courthouse 2002 2003 – SAVED
Gig Harbor Historic Commercial Fishing Net Sheds 2008 2011 – Majority SAVED
Gig Harbor St. Nicholas Church 2013 2016 Watch List
Horsethief Lake
 State Park
Tsagaglalal "She Who Watches" Petroglyph 1993 1993 – SAVED
Index Bush House 2009 2013 – SAVED
Kent Stephenson House 2006 2007 – Demolished
King County Murray & Rosa Morgan Home 2010 2016 Watch List (ongoing rehabilitation)
Kirkland Rose Hill School 1993 1994 – Demolished
Lacey Jacob Smith House 1996 1997 – SAVED
Lakewood Fort Steilacoom 2006 2012 – SAVED
Longview Long Bell Sheds 1992 1992 – Demolished
Lopez Island Camp Nor'wester 1996 1997 – Demolished
Mead Five Mile Schoolhouse 2003 2004 – SAVED
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie
National Forest, Snohomish County
Green Mountain Fire Lookout 1999, 2011 2014 – SAVED
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie
National Forest, Whatcom County
Anderson–Bourn Cabin 2004 2007 – Destroyed by fire
Mount Rainier National Park Sunrise Lodge 1992 1996 – SAVED
Mount Vernon Downtown Mount Vernon 2007  
North Bend Camp Waskowitz 2005  
Okanogan Okanogan County Courthouse 1994 1995 – SAVED
Olympia Greyhound Bus Station 2008 2016 Watch List
Olympic National Park Enchanted Valley Chalet 2014 2016 Watch List (Moved away from Quinault River in 2014, but future still uncertain.)
Oysterville Oysterville Historic District 2014  
Palouse Powers Opera House 1993 1995 – Partially demolished
Pierce County McMillin Bridge 2011 2014 – SAVED (Demolition was thrwarted, but is presently closed to public access. The future is uncertain with no long-term provision for bridge maintenance.)
Pierce County McNeil Island 2011 2016 Watch List
Port Angeles Port Angeles Fire Station 2014 2016 Watch List
Port Townsend Bell Tower 1999 2002 – SAVED
Port Townsend Fowler House 2007 Still standing
Port Townsend Hastings Building 2007 2014 – SAVED
Port Townsend Jefferson County Courthouse 1999, 2003, 2004 2005 – SAVED
Port Townsend Lincoln School 2015  
Port Townsend Point Hudson 2003 2010 – SAVED
Port Townsend Scout House 2004 2005 – Demolished
Ridgefield Kapus Farmstead 2008 2010 – Water tower and garage SAVED (house still standing)
Ritzville Old Ritzville High School 2003 2013 – Demolished
Roslyn Roslyn National Historic District 2010 2016 Watch List
Roslyn Roslyn Old City Hall & Library 2005 2012 – SAVED
Sammamish Reard/Freed Farmstead 2001, 2010 2012 – Farmhouse relocated and SAVED
San Juan Island Pearl Little Site 1995 2001 – SAVED
Seatac Robert Morris Earthwork 2015  
Seattle Alki Homestead Restaurant 2009 2016 Watch List
Seattle Battelle/Talaris Campus 2013 2016 Watch List
Seattle Carmack House 2009 2015 - Demolished
Seattle First Hill Apartments 2012 Buildings remain standing, but slated for demolition in hospital master plan
Seattle First United Methodist Church 2003 2007 – SAVED
Seattle Harborview Hall 2012 2016 Watch List, plans for redevelopment under consideration
Seattle Nuclear Reactor Building 2008, 2015 2016 – Demolished
Seattle P–I Globe 2009 2013 – In the Works
Seattle Quad 7 Hangar (West Coast Airlines Hangar) 2010 2013  Demolished
Seattle S.S. San Mateo 1992 2012 – Demolished
Seattle Sand Point Naval Station 2009 2011 – SAVED
Seattle Schooner Wawona 2005 2007 – Dismantled (a portion used for exhibits at the new MOHAI)
Seattle Seventh Church of Christ Scientist 2007 2007 – SAVED
Seattle Temple de Hirsch 1992 1992 – Demolished
Seattle Waldo Hospital 2007 2009 – SAVED
Seattle Washington Hall 2008 2009 – SAVED
Seattle William O. McKay Ford 2005 Reconstructed as part of new development
Sedro Woolley Northern State Hospital 2011 2015  SAVED! The state has entered into a public-private partnership to lease the campus.
Sequim Hyer Farm 1994, 2003 2004 – SAVED
Shelton Shelton Gymnasium 2003 2005 – Demolished
Shelton St. Edward’s Catholic Church 2009 2009 – Demolished
Shoreline Red Brick Road (Ronald Place North) 2005 2006 – Partially destroyed
Skykomish Skykomish Hotel 2010 2015 – SAVED! The Town of Skykomish secured ownership of the buliding and has entered into an agreement with a private operator.
Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company Power Plant 2005 Status on hold
Spokane Holley–Mason Building 1992 1992 – SAVED
Spokane Hutton Settlement 1994 1995 – SAVED
Spokane Jensen–Byrd Building 2006, 2012 2016 Watch List
Spokane Lewis & Clark High School Administration Building 1999 1999 – Demolished
Spokane Rookery, Mohawk, & Merton Buildings 2003 2006 – Demolished
Spokane County Dybdall Gristmill 1998 Still Standing
Sprague Downtown Sprague 2014 2016 Watch List (In addition to the two buildings that spontaneously collapsed, the historic hotel building was recently demolished due to safety concerns.)
Stanwood Stanwood Brick Road 1997  
Steilacoom Balch House 1993 1994 – SAVED
Steilacoom Nathaniel Orr House 1996 1999 – SAVED
Sumner Fleischmann’s Yeast Plant 2007 2010 – Demolished
Sunnyside Bureau of Reclamation Headquarters 2012 2016 Watch List
Tacoma Elk's Building 2003 In the works
Tacoma First United Methodist Church 2006 2007 – Demolished
Tacoma Japanese Language School 1993 2004 – Demolished
Tacoma Murray Morgan Bridge 2008 2013 – SAVED
Tacoma Old City Hall 2011 In the works
Tacoma Pacific National Bank Building (Luzon Building) 1992 2009 – Demolished
Tokeland Willapa Bay Boathouse 1993 2013 – Demolished
Tumwater Olympia Brewery 1995, 2003 2016 Watch List
Union McReavy House 2007 2008 – SAVED
University Place Curran House 2009 2010 – SAVED
Vancouver Washington State School for the Blind Girls' Dormitory 1992 1993 – Demolished
Vancouver, Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve Post Hospital 2012 2016 Watch List
Vashon Island Mukai Farm & Garden 2013 2016  SAVED
Vashon Island Vashon Gym 2009 2009 – Demolished
Wahkiakum County Grays River Covered Bridge 2000 2000 – SAVED
Waitsburg Preston–Shaffer Milling Co. 1999, 2005 2010 – Destroyed by Fire
Walla Walla Fort Walla Walla/Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center 2005 In the works
Walla Walla St. Patrick’s School 1994 1998 – Demolished
Whitman County Leonard Round Barn 1992 1996 – SAVED
Wilkeson Coke Oven Park 2010 2012 – SAVED
Winlock Our Lady of the Assumption/St. Urban’s Church 2004 2008 – SAVED
Yakima James Richey House 1992 1996 – SAVED
Yakima County Grandview Pavement Road 1995 1998 – Demolished
Yakima County LaFramboise Farmstead 2006 2011 – SAVED
Yakima County Mattoon Cabin 1992 Still standing
Yakima County Yakima Valley Transportation Lines 1992 1993 – SAVED
Zillah Teapot Dome Gas Station 2007 2012 – SAVED