West Virginia Endangered Properties
Endangered lists are used by PAWV and other preservation organizations to bring attention to significant historic places in our communities that are in danger of being lost and to find solutions to the problems leading to the eventual loss of historic sites. Selected properties contribute to a community's understanding of its identity and heritage, which will be diminished if they are lost.
The most well-known endangered list is the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered List after which West Virginia’s program is modeled. PAWV uses the information collected through its local nomination process to develop nominations to the national list and to prioritize advocacy and technical support to save West Virginia’s most unique historic places.
Sites added to the West Virginia Endangered Properties List will receive the following benefits:
To nominate your building to the West Virginia Endangered Properties List, the property must be listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and meet other criteria such as historic significance, preservation emergency, and local support.
Nominations are due on December 31st annually with a special announcement in February at the State Capitol in Charleston, WV. If you have a preservation emergency, please contact the Alliance as we will consider adding a listing at any time of the year.
Learn more and preview the nomination form questions by downloading the Endangered Properties Nomination Criteria and Preview.
When you are prepared to submit your nomination, use the Google nomination form.