America's 11 most endangered historic places EMBARGOED UNTIL 10/5 12:01amET
Updated 2:11 AM ET, Wed October 5, 2016
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places shines a spotlight on important at-risk American structures and places. This year's list includes San Francisco's Embarcadero Historic District, which is facing rising sea levels and seismic vulnerability. Tom Hilton/Flickr/The National Trust
Bears Ears, Southeastern Utah—Five Native American tribes have joined forces to lobby President Barack Obama to name the 1.9 million-acre Bears Ears area a national monument. It includes cliff dwellings, archaeological sites and ancient roads. The trust notes that artifacts are being looted and energy development threatens the land. Vince Bradley/Adobe Stock
Charleston Naval Hospital District, North Charleston, South Carolina—Many American servicemen injured in Europe and Africa during World War II first stopped here before they headed home. The hospital district is now threatened by a proposed rail line. Courtesy Preservation Society of Charleston
Delta Queen, Houma, Louisiana—The 1926 steamboat needs an act of Congress that would grant it an exemption allowing it to sail again. The 1966 Safety at Sea Act doesn't allow certain wooden ships to take passengers on overnight trips.Franz Neumeier/The National Trust
El Paso's Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio Neighborhoods, Texas—Demolition threatens these historic neighborhoods, which form the core of El Paso's cultural identity. Marc Stone/The National Trust
Historic Downtown Flemington, New Jersey—Famous as the town that hosted the Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial, the historic Union Hotel and three adjacent buildings are threatened by a development proposal. Chris Pickell/The National Trust
James River, James City County, Virginia—The first permanent English settlement in what would become the United States, Jamestown was founded along the banks of the James River in 1607. The river, which was first listed in 2013, is being re-listed because of threats from a proposed transmission line project. Kris Weinhold/The National Trust
Lions Municipal Golf Course, Austin, Texas—Nicknamed "Muny," Lions Municipal Golf Course is commonly known as the first municipal golf course in the South to desegregate (in 1951). It's facing development pressure. Save Muny/The National Trust
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania—Built in 1865, it's the oldest building on the campus of the first degree-granting institution in the nation for African-Americans. Named for two alumni, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe '30, the first president of Nigeria and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah '39, the first president of Ghana, the hall would require a significant amount of work and resources to restore it to working condition.
Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin—The beloved Domes at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory have been closed in recent years due to falling debris. While they are facing calls for their demolition, the city of Milwaukee is working on short- and long-term solutions for the structures.
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
The Sunshine Mile, Tucson, Arizona—A collection of historic mid-century architecture is clustered on a two-mile corridor on Tucson's Broadway Boulevard. The structures are threatened by demolition that would be required by a transportation project. Gerardine Vargas/The National Trust