11 endangered historic places in the U.S.
A major slave-trading center from the 19th century and two architectural gems in Cincinnati are joining a list of the nation's most endangered historic places.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It includes sites from Virginia to Hawaii.
Preservationists say a major slave-trading center in the one-time Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, is threatened by potential development of a minor league ballpark. The Shockoe Bottom area was home to Solomon Northup's jail, featured in the film "12 Years a Slave," and still contains underground artifacts.
For the first time, the list includes two sites from the same city: Cincinnati's symbolic Art Deco Union Terminal and its Music Hall. Both sites need extensive repairs. Take a look:
Shockoe Bottom, Richmond Va.(Credit: AP)
Once a center of slave trade in America, Shockoe Bottom was home to Solomon Northup's jail in "12 Years a Slave" and contains numerous underground artifacts. Preservationists say the site is threatened by potential development of a minor league baseball stadium.
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio(Credit: AP)
A National Historic Landmark, Music Hall has played a significant role in the cultural fabric of Cincinnati since it was built in 1878. Today, preservationists say it is deteriorating and in need of extensive repairs.
Palisades, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.(Credit: AP / Paul W. Romaine)
Several generations have cherished the scenic Palisades cliffs along the Hudson River. Despite its designation as a National Historic Landmark, the LG Corporation plans to build an office tower along the cliffs in New Jersey, forever altering the landscape, preservationists say.
Bay Harbor's East Island, Miami-Dade County, Fla.(Credit: AP)
Preservationists say Bay Harbor's East Island's collection of Miami Modern buildings are threatened with demolition by development proposals.
Palladium Building, St. Louis, Mo.(Credit: AP / Michael Allen)
The Palladium Building housed a nightclub in the 1940s that, although restricted to a whites-only clientele, played a prominent role in the development of African-American music. Preservationists say it now faces an uncertain future because it is not protected by local or national historic designations.
Mokuaikaua Church, Kona, Hawaii(Credit: AP / Steve Conger)
Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua Village, completed in 1837, is Hawaii's first Christian Church. Preservationists say it is at risk from both earthquake damage and natural wear and tear.
Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, S.D.(Credit: AP / Jennifer Buddenborg)
Battle Mountain Sanitarium has provided medical care to veterans in the region for more than a century, and is one of the few properties owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be designated a National Historic Landmark. Today, the agency is moving forward with a proposal to abandon the facility.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House,Tallahassee, Fla.(Credit: AP / Alan C. Spector)
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in 1954, Spring House is the only built private residence designed by Wright in Florida. Its novel "hemicycle" form is one of very few surviving homes that Wright designed in this style. Preservationists say weather and the ravages of time have deteriorated the building.
Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio(Credit: AP)
Preservationists say Cincinnati's Union Terminal is an iconic symbol of the city and a world-class example of Art Deco architecture. But now it's suffering from deterioration and is in need of extensive and costly repairs.
Historic Wintersburg, Huntington Beach, Calif.(Credit: AP / Chris Jepsen)
Historic Wintersburg, a Japanese-American pioneer property with several existing structures that tell the story of Japanese-American immigrants in Southern California. Preservationists say it's now threatened by demolition.
Chattanooga State Office Building, Chattanooga, Tenn.(Credit: AP)
Preservationists say the Chattanooga State Office Building, a midcentury landmark in the heart of downtown, is threatened with demolition by its new owner.