Landmarks Association of St. Louis

The Eleven Most Enhanced and Eleven Most Endangered Lists


The National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled its first list of America's Eleven Most Endangered Places in 1988.  A call to action, the tally was designed to demonstrate the diversity of the nation's imperiled historic resources and to identify the variety of threats that plague them.   In 1992, Landmarks Association decided to follow the Trust's lead, but limit our eleven examples to properties located in St. Louis City, and occaisionally in surrounding communities.   We rely on the public to nominate Most Endangered properties, so please consider filling out a short form to help us call attention to significant threatend properties in the St. Louis Region. 

In 1996, Landmarks inaugurated a ceremony to offset the Most Endangered list by recognizing excellence in historic rehabilitation.  Award winners are selected by the significance of the building, the difficulty of the project, the project's ability to inspire and the project's potential to have a positive impact on its surrounding neighborhood. Points are also awarded to help recognize a diversity of development entities and geographic regions. We will begin accepting Most Enhanced Nominations in February of 2024 with an anticipated ceremony in May, 2024. Application forms will be uploaded in the coming months.