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.
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.
Summary information about each 2020 site is below.
PHOTO CREDITS: Please credit images of Antioch Baptist Church, Central State Hospital, Heritage Park, Nolan Crossroads and Rose Hill School to MotorSportMedia/Halston Pitman/Nick Woolever. Credit Asbury United Methodist Church to Rebecca Fenwick. Credit Masonic Lodge #238 to MotorSportMedia/Rich Sainato. The photo of Fountain Hall is courtesy of Lord Aeck Sargent. All other photos are courtesy of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.