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"To protect and promote Virginia's historic places and serve as the statewide network for preservation advocacy and information"





  • Ebony Club: Oscar Micheaux's film headquarters, Roanoke.
  • The Old State Library and Supreme Court of Appeals: An icon of 1930s modernism, Richmond.
  • Idlewild (Downman Farm): A Gothic Revival plantation, Fredericksburg.
  • James Blair School: A monumental public school, Norfolk.
  • The Historic Village of Auburn: A sleepy village, Fauquier County.
  • Mainland Farm: An American family farm, James City County.
  • The Charles Hardy Grim Farm: Center of two Civil War battles, Winchester.
  • The Historic Central Business District and Surrounding Neighborhoods, Petersburg: An historic city center.
  • The View from Ashby's Gap towards Paris: The quintessential "Virginia" vista, Faquier County.
  • Wallace Mill Bridge: An 83-foot steel truss bridge, Augusta County.


The Preservation Alliance initiated its Most Endangered program in the spring of 2000 with the announcement of the first list of sites. The announcement was well received by both the public and the media around the state. The Alliances Most Endangered program is intended to draw attention to irreplaceable historic, architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources in the Commonwealth that are in imminent danger of being lost. A Most Endangered listing draws public attention, sparks debate about cultural and architectural heritage preservation, and sometimes attracts a new owner or developer to a historic site in desperate need of a new and creative solution.

The media attention and public discussion also helps people evaluate the importance of our heritage and begin to understand that historic preservation is more than saving the courthouse or a mansion. It is about the retention and renewal of old warehouses, stabilization and renewal of neighborhoods and downtowns, and sites associated with Virginia's racial and ethic populations.

The 2002 Virginia Most Endangered List will mark the beginning of an annual announcement rather than a bi-annual format. The Alliance also pla Please copy and share this nomination form with others and call the Alliance if you wish to alert us to threatened sites.

The Preservation Alliance of Virginia is the state's private, not-for-profit, grassroots coalition for historic preservation. With more than 140 local and regional preservation organizations, 50 corporate, and almost 1,000 individual members, the Alliance works to protect, preserve, and promote the cultural, architectural, historic and archaeological resources and natural heritage of Virginia. The Virginia's Most Endangered Places program will play an important role in sustaining the rich heritage of the Commonwealth. For more information, call the Alliance at 804-421-9800.

States such as Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi and New Jersey and the National Trust for Historic Preservation all have instituted some form of a "most threatened" places annual recognition program. The publicity generated by these state programs, and through the National Trust's program, has helped save landmarks across America. We hope that we can offer the same advantages to our treasured Virginia properties.

Nomination form for 2003!

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