7 Endangered American Landmarks ...


American Landmarks have been ardently protected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for decades now, ensuring that historic US monuments will still be around for our children’s children to appreciate.

However, some of the pinnacle American landmarks are in danger of deterioration beyond repair so, if you haven’t visited yet, maybe it’s time to think about doing so.

Here is a list of 7 Endangered American Landmarks:

1. Fort Gaines, Alabama

Located on the famous Dauphin Island, Fort Gaines is an historic Civil War site that played an integral role in the legendary Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.

The original cannons, the tunnels system that was used to get to and from the corner bastions, complete with vaulted stone ceilings and a restored blacksmith shop as well as kitchens that are used today to show visitors live demonstrations, are all still within the walls of the fort.

The biggest challenge today for this historic and significant American landmark is the rapidly disappearing shoreline, which is eroding almost 3 meters a year.

2. Isaac Manchester Farm, Pennsylvania

The 200 year old farmhouse built by and lived in by Isaac Manchester, is not just a home, but an historic archive with more than 200 years worth of objects, items and remnants of the past.3

The grand old Georgian manor house, built completely out of brick, is not the only building on the property.

The old farm also another 8 historic outbuildings, and together they showcase an incredibly preserved way of life.

The biggest threat to the farmhouse and the farm land is a coal company who wants to start mining here;

it would destroy the access roads to the farm, as well as cut off the farm’s water supply.2

3. China Alley, California

The National Trust is finding this particular American landmark a sad and rather frustrating site to manage and protect at present.

Even though the significant and historical Chinese neighbourhood is situated in the local historic district, there is a serious lack of staff to manage and preserve the ancient buildings, no preservation committee and no plan whatsoever to implement these things at all.

Once inhabited by Chinese immigrants in the late 1800’s, this area was once a bustling metropolis, complete with a temple.

These days the deterioration and disuse is contributing to the vulnerability of the area.

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