2004's Most Endangered Historic Places

2004's Most Endangered Historic Places

Being named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of most endangered historic places does not ensure the protection of a site or guarantee funding, but the designation can be a powerful tool for raising awareness and rallying resources. Perhaps that will be the case for the eleven places chosen as most endangered for 2004. They include 2 Columbus Circle (the former Huntington Hartford art gallery, designed by Edward Durell Stone) in New York City; Ridgewood Ranch (home of the race horse Seabiscuit) in Willits, California; the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; the architecturally and historically important Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois; and the Gullah/Geechee Coast that stretches from Cape Fear, North Carolina, to the St. Johns River in northern Florida.