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.

The 2022 list of Places in Peril will be announced on November 17, 2021.

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

Summary information about each 2021 site is below.



PHOTO CREDITS: Please credit Atlanta Eagle and Kodak Buildings to Charles Paine. Credit Cohutta African American Civic District to MotorSportMedia/Rich Sainato. All other photos should be credited to MotorSportMedia/Halston Pitman/Nick Woolever.


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.

2021 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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