Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Preservation Ohio seeking nominations for Ohio's most endangered

Preservation Ohio is now accepting nominations for the 2009 list of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites.

Individuals, organizations and communities across the state can make their nominations at http://www.ohiosmostendangered09.squarespace.com/.

Nominations must be received on or before April 3, 2009, and this year's list will be announced during National Preservation Month in May.

According to Preservation Ohio, since 1993, it has compiled the list of houses, commercial buildings, governmental structures, bridges, historic roadways, landscapes, downtowns, neighborhoods and other important pieces of Ohio history that face a potentially risky future.

The list highlights properties that are both historically significant and endangered, ranging from being under the threat of demolition to suffering from owner indifference.

As of last year, properties added to the list will remain there until the threat is removed.

In 2007, the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine was added to the list; The Greenhills Historic District was added in 2008.