2014 List of Most Endangered Places for Washington, DC

The DC Preservation League (DCPL), Washington’s citywide non-profit organization promoting the preservation and enhancement of the District’s historic and built environment, released its annual list of Most Endangered Places in Washington for 2014.

This list, issued annually since 1996, is selected by the Board of Trustees of the DC Preservation League from nominations submitted by concerned individuals and organizations across the city.  These sites are selected based on the severity of the threats to the buildings and landscapes in question, whether through demolition, neglect, or inappropriate alteration. The list can include buildings, parks or other landscaped areas, as well as vistas and other aspects of the city’s unique planned history. All Most Endangered Places listed are located in the District of Columbia.

“The 2014 list of Most Endangered Places represents some of the challenges that historic resources face in our city. These include proposed excessive and incompatible development that threatens some of our city’s most precious resources; willful demolition by neglect; and financial hardship, which creates obstacles for owners who strive to do the right thing.” said Rebecca Miller, Executive Director of the DC Preservation League.

The sites on the 2014 list of Most Endangered Places in Washington are: Anacostia Commercial Corridor; 911 and 913 L Street, NW; Carnegie Library, 801 K Street, NW; St. Elizabeths East Campus Agricultural Complex; Washington Canoe Club, 3700 Water Street, NW; West Heating Plant, 1051 29th Street, NW.

Detailed descriptions of each site and the threats can be found by clicking here.

The DC Preservation League invites volunteers, civic associations, the DC government, the federal government, and other groups to partner with DCPL in preserving and protecting these endangered places. For more information, contact the DC Preservation League at 202-783-5144 or info@dcpreservation.org.  For more information on DCPL, visit www.dcpreservation.org.

Hi-resolution photographs of sites available by request.