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Most endangered historic places

Since 1996, Maine Preservation has released the Most Endangered Historic Places List to focus positive statewide media attention and boost local efforts to protect a broad range of threatened places throughout the state. Helping save these places becomes an objective of our work.  The success of the Most Endangered Places Program is based on the efforts of local supporters, organizations, members and donors who actively work with Maine Preservation to form partnerships and find solutions to save these significant threatened places across Maine.

Questions? Don't hesitate to contact ali@mainepreservation.org.


2019 Maine’s Most endangered Historic Places

View the News Release issued September 11, 2019.

View video of the announcement of the list on 207.

View coverage in the Portland Press Herald.

View coverage in the Sun Journal.

View coverage in Maine Biz.

View coverage in Kennebec Journal.

View coverage in the Midcoast Forecaster.

The 2019 Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Places List demonstrates the wide range of buildings that make Maine special. From high-style mansions and small, rustic vernacular houses, to both grand and humble meeting houses -- and one enormous fort -- the 2019 list reflects the diversity of our built environment and the strong sense of place and history they provide us are key parts of what make Maine, Maine. Without concerted public action, these significant historic places could be lost forever.

Click on any list item to read the place’s story and view images.


Most Endangered Historic Places Site Map


2018 Most Endangered Historic Places


2017 Most Endangered Historic Places



2014 Most Endangered Historic Properties


2013 Most Endangered Historic Properties


2012 Most Endangered Historic Properties


2011 Most Endangered Historic Properties


2008 Most Endangered Historic Properties