Monday, April 1, 2013

Preservation Ohio accepting nominations for list of endangered sites

Preservation Ohio is accepting nominations for its 2013 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites through April 26.

The annual list, now in its 20th year, is meant to bring public attention and focus to important pieces of Ohio history that face an uncertain future due to threats of demolition, disinvestment or neglect, insensitive governmental action, or other human or environmental factors.

Everything from natural landscapes to single-family houses to entire neighborhoods is eligible, and nominations can be made by individuals or organizations. Designated properties remain on the list until the threat is lessened.

Those making this year's list will be announced in late May.

Cincinnati's lone entry on last year's list, the James N. Gamble House in Westwood, is being demolished today by Indian Hill-based owner Greenacres Foundation. The property has appeared on Preservation Ohio's list for three years in a row.

Previous reading on BC:
Statewide organization names Gamble House 'endangered' for third year in a row (8/20/12)
Nominations for endangered Ohio sites due June 8 (5/30/12)
Gamble House wins latest round (3/1/11)
Fight over Gamble House now in courts, Council (1/31/11)
Greenacres rejects CPA plan for Gamble House (8/16/10)