Raising awareness in communities statewide.

Every year, many historic properties across the state of Washington are threatened by demolition or neglect. Collectively, these properties contribute to the quality of life we enjoy and shape the daily experiences of living in small towns, large cities and rural countryside across the state. It is an understatement to say that our historic resources help to paint a distinct Washington portrait, and it is certainly no overstatement to conclude that their loss would leave large gaps in that canvas. 

Since 1992 the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has maintained a Most Endangered Historic Properties List, bringing attention to threatened buildings, sites and historic places in Washington State. 

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation announced its 2017 list of Most Endangered Places in the State of Washington on Saturday, May 20th. The announcement came during the organization’s Vintage Washington event, held at the St. Edward State Park Seminary Building in Kenmore. The Washington Trust held its Vintage Washington event this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization’s Most Endangered List, announcing the 2017 List as part of its Preservation Month activities.

For more information about our 2017 list, please visit our Current List page.

If you are interested in properties from previous years that are still active preservation advocacy issues for the Washington Trust, take a look at our Watch List. For a list of all the properties we have listed since 1992, see our Past Sites.

If you know an endangered place you would like to nominate to our list, see our Nomination Process & Criteria. All nominators are strongly encouraged to contact the Washington Trust office prior to submitting a nomination.