Georgia Trust Announces Exciting Changes to “Places in Peril” Program

Nominations for the Places in Peril list are now being accepted

The Cherry Grove Schoolhouse in Washington, Ga. was listed as a Place in Peril in 2021 before being rehabilitated, earning a Preservation Award in 2023. 

ATLANTA, Jun. 20 — After 20 remarkable years of Places in Peril, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is thrilled to announce that this signature program is evolving! The Georgia Trust is currently seeking nominations for the Places in Peril list with an improved nomination process.

W. Wright Mitchell, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust said, “As advocates for Georgia’s rich built and cultural heritage, we’re constantly evolving to better serve our communities. These changes reflect our commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, and adaptability as we continue our mission to preserve and protect Georgia’s diverse historic resources. Together, we can recognize and bring attention to the important historic places that matter to all of us.”

Changes to the program will include:

  • New Timeline: Breaking from past announcements in November, the 2025 Places in Peril list will be revealed in February, kicking off the year with renewed focus and energy.
  • Simplified Nomination Process: Now, anyone can easily nominate a site that holds significance to them and their community through a simple online nomination form.
  • Rolling Nominations: The Trust is introducing rolling nominations, allowing submissions throughout the year. To be considered for the following year’s list, nominations must be made by September 1st.

Nominations for the 2025 list are now being accepted through September 1, 2024. The new online nomination form can be found on the Georgia Trust’s website at

About the Places in Peril program
The Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril program identifies 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.

About the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation works for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia’s diverse historic resources and advocates their appreciation, protection and use.

As one of the country’s leading statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations, the Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “Places in Peril.” The Trust honors preservation projects and individuals with its annual Preservation Awards and recognizes students and young professionals with the Neel Reid Prize and Liz Lyon Fellowship. The Trust offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children, provides technical assistance to property owners and historic communities, advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts, and manages two house museums in Atlanta (Rhodes Hall) and Macon (Hay House). To learn more, visit