May 9

What does it mean to be included on the Preservation Virginia Most Endangered List?

  • The goal of Preservation Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places Program is to bring greater public awareness of the value of a historic resource. The list engages historic preservation and other community advocates and helps educate about the value of historic resources for preserving the power of the places that make Virginia unique. Inclusion of a resource on the list demonstrates its value to the community in which it resides, which should be viewed as a statement of not only its significance, but also of a commitment by advocates to work to successfully preserve Virginia’s most significant resources.
  • It is important to note that listing of a site is intended to raise public awareness and recommend solutions, and is not a negative characterization.