Among its endangered places for 2016 is the Delta Queen steamboat. Built in 1926, today it is among the very last of its kind. The trust hopes this recognition will help the Delta Queen reestablish her grandfathered status allowing her to once again sail the Mississippi River, and support efforts to provide long-term protection for the boat’s historic integrity.
Since 1988, the list has included more than 270 threatened one-of-a-kind treasures. Fewer than 5% have been lost.
Here are the 11 most endangered places for 2016 (in alphabetical order):
1. Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall at Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pennsylvania
2. Bears Ears, Southeastern Utah
3. Charleston Naval Hospital District, North Charleston, South Carolina
4. Delta Queen, Houma, Louisiana
5. El Paso’s Chihuahuita and El Segundo Barrio Neighborhoods, Texas
6. Embarcadero Historic District, San Francisco, California
7. Historic Downtown Flemington, New Jersey
8. James River, James City County, Virginia
9. Lions Municipal Golf Course, Austin, Texas
10. Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11. The Sunshine Mile, Tucson, Arizona