The Arizona Preservation Foundation has released its 2007 list of Arizona’s most endangered historic places. Compiled by preservation professionals and historians, the list identifies critically endangered cultural resources of major historical significance to the state. “Each of the sites we have named are important historic landmarks in Arizona, but unfortunately are in grave danger of collapse, demolition, or destruction,” said Vince Murray, APF Board President. “It is critical that residents and government officials act now to save these elements of their cultural heritage before it’s too late.”
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The 2007 list adds to APF's 2006 Most Endangered Places List. Click here to view updates on progress made or not made to the twelve properties listed last year.
APF is Arizona’s only nonprofit statewide historic preservation organization. Founded in 1979, APF is dedicated to preserving Arizona's historical, archaeological, architectural, and cultural resources. APF offers a variety of services and programs, including: Governor’s Heritage Preservation Awards; conferences and workshops on topics such as heritage tourism, adobe conservation, maintenance of historic properties, and government ordinances' impact on local preservation; speaker’s bureau for groups and classes; and Arizona’s Most Endangered Places List.
October 2007 Update:
- “16 properties in Arizona top the endangered list,” 12 News article and video, September 14, 2007
- “Downtown Phoenix's version of the black-footed ferret,” Arizona Republic, September 5, 2007
- "History Lessen: Cool old buildings face developmental challenges," Phoenix New Times, October 4, 2007