Since 1994, Preservation Ohio has been the custodian of this important listing of Ohio's historic resources. The list is issued annually by Ohio's statewide preservation organization in an effort to draw attention to significant buildings, groups of buildings including downtowns and neighborhoods, bridges, archeological sites, farmsteads and roads which are threatened by demolition, neglect, or a need for significant funding.
Each listed property represents not only a significant piece of Buckeye history that deserves to be recognized and celebrated, but also exemplifies challenges which face historic resources across Ohio. Being placed on this list does not guarantee protection, but is designed to increase awareness and to focus attention on significant pieces of Ohio history. Former editions of this list have aided in the preservation of historic resources, and have been covered by local, regional and statewide media.
Beginning with the 2007 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Sites, properties will remain on the list in subsequent years until such time as the site no longer faces a challenge. Also included for the first time is a new continuously-updated section called the "Endangered Watch List," which will feature historic resources that become threatened during the time between nomination periods each year.
This year's list includes what may well become the first 19th century Ohio county courthouse demolished in a generation, the oldest structure in Franklin County (Columbus) on its original foundation, open space surrounding a US Presidential gravesite, and 10 other properties. To access the 2007 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites, visit our website at: www.preservationohio.org, and click on "Ohio's Most Endangered 2007."