Significant historic properties can become endangered for various reasons, including deterioration, neglect, insufficient funds for maintenance, adverse public policy, and inappropriate development, which are just some of the threats to our architectural heritage. Since 1994, PPS has sought to bring attention to threatened structures through its Ten Most Endangered Properties List. Recent Lists have reflected the additional threats of continuing recession: foreclosure, low occupancy, and a lagging market.
Each year, PPS compiles a list of the Ten Most Endangered Properties in
from nominations made by community members. Most
buildings on the annual Lists represent
notable aspects of local community life and character. The List’s purpose is to generate interest in, and support for, the
preservation of these significant structures; to educate the public about the
benefits of historic preservation and the unique architectural resources in our
city; and to foster creative collaboration among property owners, developers
and other interested parties to bring about positive changes in each property. Providence
The Ten Most Endangered Properties is one of the Providence Preservation Society’s best-known programs. This year’s list is varied, including early twentieth-century commercial buildings, neighborhood landmarks, reminders of industrial heritage, and publicly and privately owned buildings. The listings represent diverse architectural typologies, styles, and periods of history. All of the listed properties offer opportunities for rehabilitation to help preserve the historic fabric of the city.
The press conference will be open to the public, and all are welcome. Please respond to Paul Wackrow at (401) 831-7440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the
Society, founded in 1956, is to improve the quality of life in the city of through historic
preservation and enhancement of the built environment. Providence