Places In Peril

If there is an irreplaceable historic building, structure, district, archeological site or cultural landscape in your area that is threatened by perceived obsolescence, development pressures, lack of funding, demolition or neglect, this is your opportunity to help save it.

The Alabama Trust’s Places in Peril program, in partnership with the Alabama Historical Commission since 1994, seeks to identify and preserve historic sites by calling public attention to a select number of Alabama's threatened historic and archaeological sites. The list raises awareness about Alabama’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources.  By highlighting their plight through statewide publicity, Places in Peril seeks to generate support for their preservation.

Since 1994, The Places in Peril list has identified approximately 300 imperiled historic places, structures and landscapes throughout the state.  Through this program, the Trust encourages owners, individuals, organizations and communities to employ preservation tools, partnerships and the resources necessary to preserve and utilize these historic properties in peril.

Applications for 2020 will be available in May and will be due on October 1.   Each submission will be evaluated for its significance and level of threat.

Nomination form

For brief, illustrated profiles of each of the Places in Peril, please see the current year’s listing and the archives for prior years.

brief illustrated Current year's Listings

Archived Listings by County

Members of the public are invited to update the status of these buildings by contacting the Trust office.  

If an imperiled place faces an imminent threat of demolition, neglect or insensitive development, please notify the Trust immediately.