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. 


To find out what's happening with Most Endangered this year, please see our Current List. 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.

Most Endangered Historic Properties List

We announced our 2016 list of Most Endangered Historic Properties in the State of Washington on Monday, April 25th, 2016 as an announcement during our This Place Matters reception held at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. The reception is an affinity event hosted by the Washington Trust to kickoff our annual preservation and Main Street conference, RevitalizeWA.