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Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation opens nominations for 2023 ‘Places in Peril’ list

The Villa apartments building at 200 Montgomery Ferry Drive in Ansley Park, a neighborhood that made the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's 2022 list of "Places in Peril." (Photo by Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.)

By John Ruch

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its 2023 “Places in Peril,” an annual list of the state’s 10 most endangered historic places.

The purpose of the list is to raise awareness of endangered sites and boost preservation efforts. That includes not only buildings but also districts, archaeological sites and “cultural landscapes.” The threat can be outright demolition as well as danger from lack of maintenance, redevelopment plans and the like.

To be considered for the list, a site must: be eligible for listing on the National or Georgia Registers of Historic Places, must face a “serious threat to their existence or historical, architectural and/or archaeological integrity” and have “a demonstrable level of community commitment and support for the preservation.”

Atlanta sites on the 2022 list included the Ansley Park neighborhood and the Chattahoochee Brick Company site.

The submission deadline for the 2023 “Places in Peril” list is June 17. The list will be announced in November. For details, see the Georgia Trust website.

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