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An Illustrated Tribute to the Most Threatened Buildings in the United States

An Illustrated Tribute to the Most Threatened Buildings in the United States

The vast history of the United States involving migration, the great variety of climates and the mix of cultures, has built a very diverse urban and architectural landscape. Despite this, there is a large number of historic buildings that – unfortunately, as in many other countries – are in the state of decay due to poor maintenance, which attracts developers.

The various architectural styles in the United States show elements such as glass domes and swimming pools, masonic cabins, schools and even laundries that are now urban and architectural icons. However, they face disintegration or demolition. Each state has its own buildings in danger, while these properties often represent something significant about the region itself. That is why NetCredit explored the history of fifty of the most vulnerable buildings in the United States.

To find these locations, we search for the most threatened buildings in each location using local preservation services and news sites as main sources. Unfortunately, we found several contenders for the most threatened building in each state. We made our final selection based on community support (or lack thereof) for each candidate.

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1. Alabama – Ada Hanna School

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2. Alaska – Eldred Rock Lighthouse

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3. Arizona – Buckhorn Baths

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4. Arkansas – Scipio A. Jones House

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5. California – The Old Mint

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6. Colorado – R&R Market

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7. Connecticut – Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses

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8. Delaware – Jester Farmhouse

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9. Florida – Miami Marine Stadium

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10. Georgia – The Cedars

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11. Hawaii – Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium 

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12. Idaho – Idaho State Forester’s Building

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13. Illinois – Booth Cottage

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14. Indiana – Pulaski County Courthouse

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15. Iowa – Preston’s Station Historic District

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16. Kansas City (Missouri) – Katz Drug Store

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17. Kentucky – Barnes House

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18. Louisiana – General Laundry Cleaners and Dyers

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19. Maine – Fort Gorges

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20. Maryland – The Beatty-Cramer House

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21. Massachusetts – Attleboro Switch Tower

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22. Michigan – The Saturday Night Building

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23. Minnesota – Oakland Apartments

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24. Mississippi – The Lundy Old Stagecoach Inn

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25. Missouri – Sara Lou Café

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26. Montana – Thompson Falls, Paradise School

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27. Nebraska – Chauncey S. Taylor House

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28. Nevada – Masonic Lodge No. 13 & Reno Mercantile Building

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29. New Hampshire – Eagle Pond Farm

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30. New Jersey – East Point Lighthouse

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31. New Mexico – Iglesia de la Virgen de Guadalupe

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32. New York – Willert Park Courts

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33. North Carolina – The Excelsior Club

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34. North Dakota – Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch

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35. Ohio – Dayton Daily News Building

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36. Oklahoma – Brookshire Motel

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37. Oregon – OSU Red Barn

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38. Pennsylvania – Morton and Lenore Weiss House

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39. Rhode Island – Industrial Trust Company Building

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40.  South Carolina – JV Martin Junior High School

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41. South Dakota – Battle Mountain Sanitarium

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42. Tennessee – The Tracking Room

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43. Texas – San Agustin Cathedral

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44. Utah – Ancestral Places of Southeast Utah

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45. Vermont – The Mansion House

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46. Virginia – Carr-Greer Farmhouse

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47. Washington – The Showbox

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48. West Virginia – Mountainair Hotel

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49. Wisconsin – Mitchell Park Domes

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50. Wyoming – The Cooper House

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Cite: Arellano, Mónica. "An Illustrated Tribute to the Most Threatened Buildings in the United States" [Un homenaje ilustrado a los edificios más amenazados de Estados Unidos] 19 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933923/an-illustrated-tribute-to-the-most-threatened-buildings-in-the-united-states/> ISSN 0719-8884
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