TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, an America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places success story
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places until March 2nd. The list has been an annual initiative for nearly 30 years now, shining a spotlight on threatened historic places and galvanizing local support for their preservation. Since the list began in 1988, just three percent of featured sites have been lost. In New York City, the TWA Flight Center was highlighted as one of the 24 most inspiring preservation stories in the 24 years of the 11 Most Endangered list. Last year’s list included The Palisades in New Jersey, while familiar spots in New York City like the abandoned Ellis Island hospitals, Governors Island, the demolished Worldport Terminal at JFK Airport, the home of John Coltrane, and more have appeared on the list before.
This year, the National Trust is especially interested in highlighting threatened, historic sites of diversity, places like the Abyssinian Meeting House in Maine, California’s Bok Kai Temple, and El Camino Real de Tierro Adentro National Historic Trail in New Mexico. The places on the list need not be famous, but they must be significant within their own cultural context, illustrate important issues in preservation and have a need for immediate action to stop or reverse serious threats.
If you would like to nominate a historic site in your community, the nomination form is available here. Nomination forms must be submitted on or before March 2, 2015. The 2015 list will be announced in June. You can do a search of sites on the 11 Most Endangered by year and state here.
See a list of the 2013 11 Most Endangered sites, as well as our series in partnership with the National Trust and Partners in Preservation on 30 historical sites in New York City.