It’s time to nominate buildings threatened with deterioration, vacancy and/or redevelopment for the 2020 Most Endangered Sites List!
Columbus Landmarks publishes the annual list of Most Endangered Sites to create awareness and stimulate redevelopment of historic properties. The buildings are identified and nominated by the public (that’s you!), screened and selected by our Advocacy Committee, and approved by our Board of Trustees. The Most Endangered Sites list provides a priority work list for our efforts and helps maintain a spotlight on the most threatened structures.
Columbus is right now being shaped for generations to come and our advocacy efforts are focused on preventing our city from becoming a generic anyplace. We believe that what makes Columbus’ built environment special are diverse layers of architectural styles and eras that strike a bold mix of old and new. However, just 25% of our city’s buildings date to pre-1945, compared to a 50-city average of 38%. Development activity to meet our city’s anticipated growth has put tremendous pressure on our historic building inventory downtown and in our diverse neighborhoods. We risk sacrificing distinctiveness and cultural capital when we lose historic architecture.
Let us know which buildings you worry about – »NOMINATE to this year’s list by March 23rd!