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care for its cultural and historic legacy. The program grew out of and 
continues to rely on broad support among America's citizens to pre- 
serve the nation's cultural and historic treasures, in all their diversity, and to pass 
that inheritance on to future generations. 

As the Save America's Treasures report makes clear, this program is a relatively 
small investment that addresses a very broad challenge. Consider that federal 
agencies alone oversee some 10,000 historic properties and contributing build- 
ings, sites, structures, and objects; as well as an inventory of about 750,000 
archeological sites on public lands, which is only a fraction since more than 85 
percent of the sites remain unsurveyed. Then consider that the 2005 Heritage 
Health Index deems the following at-risk: 

• 4.7 million works of art 

• 13.5 million historic objects from flags and quilts to steam engines and 
Pueblo pottery 

• 153 million photographs 

• 189 million natural specimens 

• 270 million rare and unique books, periodicals and scrapbooks 

These numbers make clear the magnitude and vulnerability of our nation's 
inheritance. To bring into focus what is at risk with concrete examples, the 
National Park Service in 1998 compiled with the help of state historic preserva- 
tion officers a representative list of at-risk historic sites and buildings. This list of 
endangered historic resources underscored the need for the stewardship strategy 
realized in Save America's Treasures. 

Save America's Treasures has put in place an effective and successful mechanism 
for preservation, drawing on federal, state, tribal, business and individual leader- 
ship and contributions to maintain and in some cases rescue our nation's irre- 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 

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placeable historic and cultural resources. Although many of the buildings and 
sites included on the 1998 list received SAT awards, assessments like the 
Heritage Health Index tell us that caring for these cultural and historic treasures 
is an ongoing responsibility. For this report, a new endangered list of collections, 
artifacts, buildings and places from all 50 states has been assembled. Here at a 
glance is a snapshot of the dazzling diversity of our cultural and historic inheri- 
tance — ships, forts, prehistoric ruins, churches, artistic works, archives, battle- 
fields and other places, structures and objects — large and small, well-known and 
less familiar. Like its 1998 predecessor, it is a reminder of the work that needs to 
be done — buildings and collections that need to be rescued, restored and 
preserved so that we can carry forward this national legacy. 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 
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NAME 


CITY 


TYPE 


USS Alabama 


Mobile 


NHL - structure 


Apalachicola Fort Site 


Holy Trinity 


NHL - structure 


Seymour Bluff Archaeological Site 


Gulf Shores 


Site 


Sternwheeler Nenana 


Fairbanks 


Structure 


Portland House 


Skagway 


NHL 


Tillie Paul Manor (Sheldon Jackson School) 


Sitka 


Structure 


Operations buildings 

(Seal Islands Historic District) 


St. George Island 


NHL 


Poston WWII Japanese Internment Center 


Parker 


Structure, site 


Desert Research Station/Tumamoc Hill NHL 


Tucson 


NHL 


Fort Huachuca Black Officers Club 


Sierra Vista 


NHL 


Tombstone 


Tombstone 


NHL 


Gatlin Site 


Gila Bend 


NHL 


Southern Tenant Farmers Union 


Tyronza 


Structure 


Centennial Baptist Church 


Helena 


building 


Rowher Relocation Center Cemetery 


Desha County 


NHL 


Bathhouse Row 


Hot Springs 


NHL 




San Miguel 




California 




Mission San Miguel Arcangel 


Structure 


Ennis House 


Los Angeles 


Structure 


Juan de Anza House 


San Juan Bautista 


NHL - structure 


Shenandoah-Dives Mill 


Silverton 


NHL 


Cumbres and Toltec Railroad 


Antonito 


collection 


Georgetown/Silver Plume 


Georgetown and 
Silver Plume 


NHL 


Pike's Stockade 


Sanford 


NHL 


Archaeological Collections from Mesa Verde 


Denver 


collections 



Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book & 
Manuscript Library 


New Haven 


collection 


Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 


Hartford 


collection 


CIGNA Campus 


Bloomfield 


Site 






Port Penn 




Delawar 


m 




Linden Hall 




Site 


La Grange 


Glasgow 


Site 


Fort Delaware 


Pea Patch Island 


Site 


Public Monument of Swedish Pioneers (flagship) Wilmington 


Site 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 
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NAME 



CITY 



TYPE 



Kingston-upon-Hull brick dwelling 



Kent County 



Site 



Arts and Industries Building (Smithsonian 
Institution) 



Washington, DC 



Structure 



Armed Forces Retirement Home 



Washington, DC 



Structure 



St. Elizabeth's Hospital (West Campus) 



Washington, DC 



Structures 




Fort San Marcos deApalache 



St. Marks 



NHL 



Okeechobee Battlefield 



Okeechobee 



NHL 



Pensacola Naval Air Station 



Pensacola 



NHL 



Mission Control 



Orsino 



Building, collection 



Georgia 



Auburn Avenue Commercial District 



Atlanta 



Building 



Andalusia 



Milledgeville 



Site; building 



Hartwell National Register District 



Hartwell 



site 



City Mills 



Columbus 



NHL 



Cowen Farmstead 



Acworth 



NHL 




Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement 



Moloka'i Island 



NHL - site 



Pearl Harbor Naval Base 



Pearl City 



NHL - site 



Falls of Clyde Sailing Oil Tanker 



Honolulu 



NHL 



Harriman State Park 



Fremont County 



Building 



Cataldo Mission (Old Mission State Park) 



Cataldo 



Building 



Assay Office 



Boise 



Building 



Archaeological Survey of Idaho 



Boise 



Collection 



imois 



Cahokia Mounds 



Collinsville Vicinity NHL 



Lincoln's Tomb 



Springfield 



NHL 



Pullman Historic District 



Chicago 



NHL 



Indiana 



Daugherty-Monroe archaeological site 



Graysville 



Site 



Medora Brick Kilns 



Medora 



Building 



Miami Indian Cemetery 



Marion 



Site 



7 Pillars 



Peru 



Site 



RichmondTRailroad Station 



Richmond 



Building 



Blood Run Archeological District 



Sioux Falls 



NHL 



Midland Packing Company (aka K.D. Station) Sioux City 



Building 



Union Pacific Railroad Museum 



Council Bluffs 



Collection 



Steamboat Bertrand shipwreck 



Missouri Valley 



Collection 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 

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NAME 




CITY 


TYPE 


Constitution Hall 


Topeka 


Structure 


Sedan Opera House 


Sedan 


Structure 


Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge 


Atchison 


NHL - structure 


Nicodemus Historic District 


Nicodemus 


NHL 


Jacobs Hall 


Danville 


Building 


Cherokee Park 


Hardin 


Building 


Camp Nelson 


Nicholasville 


Site 


Rosenwald Schools 


Statewide 


Building, collection 


Pine Mountain Settlement School 


Harlan County 


NHL 


Mansfield State Historic Site 


Mansfield 


Site 


Natchitoches Historic Landmark District 


Natchitoches 


NHL 


The Heidelberg/Capitol House 


Baton Rouge 


Building 


Amelia Cotton Press Warehouse Complex 


New Orleans 


Building 


Pemaquid Archaeological Site 


Bristol 


Site 


"Woodlawn" Col. Black Mansion 


Ellsworth 


Building 


Winslow Homer Studio 


Scarborough 


Building 


Harriett Beecher Stowe House 


Brunswick 


Building 


Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 


New Gloucester 


Building, site 


Tolson's Chapel 


Sharpsburg 


Building 


Clifton 


Baltimore 


Building 


Oral History Collection of the Maryland 
Historical Society 


Baltimore 


Collection 


Lonaconing Silk Mill 


Lonaconing 


Site 


Phoenix Shot Tower 


Baltimore 


NHL 


Rocky Neck Artists Colony 


Gloucester 


Site 


Butters Farm 


Wilmington 


Site 


Schooner Ernestina 


New Bedford 


Structure 








Rochester 






higan 






Mead 


ow Brool- 


c Hall 


Building 


Columbia Steamer 


Detroit 


Structure 


Historic Buildings of Downtown Detroit 


Detroit 


Site 


Fort Snelling 


Minneapolis 


Site 


Palace Hotel 


Crookston 


Structure 


James J. Hill House 


St. Paul 


NHL 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 
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NAME 


CITY 


TYPE 


Coker House 


Bolton 


NHL - site 


Seige & Battle of Corinth Sites 


Corinth 


NHL - site 


Historic Communities and Landmarks of 
the Gulf Coast 


Gulf Coast 


NHL - site 


MKT Railroad Bridge 


Boonville 


Structure 


Utz Site 


Marshall 


NHL - site 


Mutual Musicians Foundation 


Kansas City 


NHL - Building, 
Collection 


Bannack Historic District 


Bannack 


NHL 


Pictograph Cave 


Billings 


NHL 


Rosebud Battlefield 


Miles City 


Site 


Butte Historic District 


Butte 


NHL - site 


Virginia City 


Virginia City 


NHL 



Lester Larson Tractor Test Museum 


Lincoln 


Site, etc. 


Joslyn Art Museum 


Omaha 


Collection 


Museum of Nebraska History 


Lincoln 


Collection 


Palmer Site 


Palmer 


NHL - artifacts 


Willa Cather Home 


Red Cloud 


NHL 








Virginia City 




1 k ij^ 


/ada 






Virgil 


iia City Hi; 


;toric District 


NHL - site 


Leonard Rockshelter 


Lovelock 


NHL - site 


Nevada Northern Railroad complex 


Ely 


NHL - structure 


Stewart Indian School 


Carson City 


Structures 


33 

Nathanial Rolfe Barn 


Concord 


Structure 


Harrisville Historic District 


Harrisville 


District 


Daniel Webster Family Home ("Elm Farm") 


West Franklin 


NHL 


Monmouth Battlefield 


Freehold 


NHL - site 


Van Dyke Farm 


North Brunswick 


Site 


Public Sculpture 


Statewide 


Artifacts 






Albuquerque 




New Mexico 






Petroglyphs National N 


lonument 


Site 


St Joseph's Apache Mission Church 


Mescalero 


Building 


El Santuario de 


Chimayo 


Chimayo 


NHL 


Kiva 


and Hogai 


1 at Steton Castle 


Santa Fe County 


NHL - structure, 
artifacts 



San Francisco de Assisi 



Taos 



NHL 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 



NAME 


CITY 


TYPE 


World Trade Center Vesey Street Staircase 


New York 


Structure 


Adams Power Plant Transformer House 


Niagra Falls 


Structure 


Hudson River State Hospital 


Poughkeepsie 


NHL - structure 



Kituwah (In National Register as 
Governor's Island) 


Bryson City 


Site 




Barber-Scotia College Historic District 


Concord 


Structure 




Josephus Daniels House, Wake County 


Raleigh 


Structure 




Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station 


Rodanthe 


Structure 




George Black House and Brickyard, 
Forsyth County 


Winston-Salem 


Structure 




Bagg Bonanza Farm 


Wahpeton 


NHL 




Beacon Island Agate Basin Site 


New Town 


Site 




Fort Totten State Historic Site 


Fort Totten 


Building 




Lawrence Welk Collection 


Fargo 


Collection 




Double Ditch State Historic Site 


Bismarck 


Site 




• 

John T Wilson Homestead 


Tranquility 


Building 




Newark Earthworks Great Circle. 


Newark 


Site 




Seneca County Courthouse 


Tiffin 


Structure 




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Marland Mansion 


Ponca City 


NHL 




Wheelock Academy 


Millerton 


NHL - structure 




Fort Gibson 


Fort Gibson 


NHL 





Old Slater Mil 
Fort Adams 



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Pawtucket 



Newport 



Oregon National Historic Trail/National 
Landscape Conservation System 


Statewide 


Site 


Willamette Falls Locks (US Army Corps of 
Engineers) 


West Linn 


Structure 


Sunken Village (pre-historic archaeological site) 


Portland 


NHL 




Harrisburg 




Pennsylvania 




Civil War Muster Rolls 


Collection 


Log Plank House 


Marcus Hook 


Building 


Mortonville Bridge 


East Fallowfield 


Structure 



NHL - structure 



NHL - district 



Redwood Library & Athenaeum 



Newport 



NHL - structure, 
collection 



SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES 

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NAME 


CITY 


TYPE 


Thomas Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home 


Columbia 


Building 


Old Dorchester 


Summerville 


Building 


Folly North Site 


Folly Beach 


Site 


Savannah River Site 


Aiken 


Site 


City of Lead 


Lead 


District 


Homestake archives 


Lead 


Artifacts 


Oscar Howe Murals at the Mobridge 
Auditorium 


Mobridge 


Object 


National Music Museum 


Vermillion 


Collection 


Black Hills Playhouse campus 


Custer 


Site 


Beale Street Historic District 


Memphis 


NHL - district 


Elkmont Historic District 


Smoky Mountain 
National Park 


District 


Franklin Battlefield 


Franklin 


NHL - district 


Spanish Governor's Palace 


San Antonio 


Structure - NHL 


Dealey Plaza Historic District 


Dallas 


NHL - district 


Strand Historic District 


Galveston 


NHL 


Alkali Ridge 


Monticello 


NHL - site 


Quarry Visitor Center 


Jensen 


NHL - structure 


Wendover Airforce Base 


Wendover 


Site 



Vermont's archeological collections 



Statewide 



Collection 



Robbins and Lawrence Armory and 

Machine Shop Windsor 


NHL- 


- structure 


Plymouth Notch Historic District: Blanchard Barn Plymouth Notch 


NHL- 


- structure 


Rockingham Meeting House Rockingham 


NHL- 


- structure 



Bacon's Castle 




Bacon's Castle 


NHL- 


- structure 


Hampton Institute 


Hampton City 


NHL- 


- structure 


Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove 
Plantation 


Middletown 


NHL- 


• site 






Port Townsend 


NHL- 




wasnington 






Port Townsend Historic Disl 


trict 


• district 


Duwamish 


Seattle 


NHL- 


• structure 


Fireboat No. 1 


Tacoma 


NHL- 


• structure 


WT. Preston (Snagboat) 


Anacortes 


NHL- 


• structure 



SAVE AMP: RICA'S TREASURES 
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NAME 


CITY 


TYPE 


Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District 


Bretz 


Site (NHL) 


Jefferson County Jail 


Charlestown 


Structure 


Homestead School 


Dailey 


Structure 


Grave Creek Mound 


Moundsville 


NHL 



isconsm 



Taliesin 


Spring Green 


NHL 


Ten Chimneys 


Genesee Depot 


NHL 


Wisconsin Historical Society 


Madison 


Collection 


Circus World Museum 


Baraboo 


Collection 



oming 



Sheridan Inn 


Sheridan 


NHL - structure 


Swan Land & Cattle Company Headquarters 


Chugwater 


NHL - site, structure 


Heart Mountain Relocation Center 


Powell 


NHL - site, structure 


American Heritage Center at University 
of Wyoming 


Laramie 


collection 



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Want of care does us more damage 
than want of knowledge" 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 



PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES 

1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW 

Washington, D.C. 20506 

vvww.pcah.gov