Georgia’s Most Endangered Historic Places

Saving Historic Sites

The Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril program seeks to identify and preserve historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.

The list raises awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes. Through this program, the Trust encourages owners and individuals, organizations and communities to employ preservation tools, partnerships and resources necessary to preserve and utilize selected historic properties in peril.

Call for Nominations

Do you know of a special irreplaceable historic building or site that is in danger of being lost? If so, this is your opportunity to help save it!

The call for nominations for the 2024 Places in Peril list is now open.
Deadline to submit nominations is Monday, June 19, 2023

Download Nomination Form

Please note, this nomination form works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader. You should download and save a copy of the nomination form to your computer to ensure your responses are saved in the form.

Interested in learning more about how to nominate a site? View a webinar recording from 2020 here.

Historic properties are selected for listing based on several criteria:

  • Sites must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or the Georgia Register of Historic Places.
  • Sites must be subject to a serious threat to their existence or historical, architectural and/or archeological integrity.
  • There must be a demonstrable level of community commitment and support for the preservation of listed sites.

Nominations for Places in Peril sites are submitted in June; the top ten designees are selected in the fall.

Interested in leaning more about how to nominate a site? View a webinar recording from 2020 here.

Image by Rich Sainato

2023 Places in Peril

Here is an overview of the 10 sites selected for the Georgia Trust’s 2023 Places in Peril list.

Audio: Gene Kansas and 5th District Studio at Constellations
Video: Jesse Loves Atlanta

Summary information about each 2023 site is below.



PHOTO CREDITS: Please credit photos of the Yates House in Ringgold to Rich Sainato and the Chickamauga Masonic Lodge to Tess Little. All other images are courtesy of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

2023 Places In Peril

Working to Preserve

We work to preserve these special places so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our goal is to transform these sites from “endangered” to “saved.” With your help, we can do it!

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