Here are America's 11 endangered places

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Here Are America's 11 Endangered Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has been keeping an eye on America's historic places for some time, and since 1988 they've been compiling annual lists of those that are in danger of vanishing.

2015's collection of endangered places includes some of the country's most iconic natural features, buildings, and communities.

Among them is the Grand Canyon, an area celebrated for both its natural beauty and significance in many Native American cultures.

Miami's Little Havana, a neighborhood that has become symbolic of the melding of cultures in America, is another site where longevity has become a concern.

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A view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on May, 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
This undated image released by The National Trust for Historic Preservation shows the Carrollton Courthouse in New Orleans. The courthouse was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (The National Trust for Historic Preservation via AP)
This undated image released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation shows Oak Flat, in Superior, Ariz. The location was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (The National Trust for Historic Preservation via AP)

This undated image released by The National Trust for Historic Preservation shows The Factory in West Hollywood, Calif., The structure was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (Hunter Kerhart/The National Trust for Historic Preservation via AP)

This image released by The National Trust for Historic Preservation shows the East Point City Hall in East Point, Ga. The East Point Historic Civic Block was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (The National Trust for Historic Preservation via AP)

FILE - In this May 20, 2015, file photo, a construction worker repairs part of the roof of the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater in Chautauqua, N.Y. The amphitheater was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)

In this May 20, 2015 photo, the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater in Chautauqua, N.Y., is seen from the grounds surrounding the structure. The 1893 Amphitheater, the site of countless lectures and performances, is slated to be demolished and rebuilt to add an orchestra pit and improve access and seating. Critics are fighting to have the structure preserved. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
FILE - In this April 26, 2014, file photo, the 1911 steel-hulled, four-masted barque "Peking" is moored at New York's South Street Seaport Museum. South Street Seaport was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2011, file photo, Antonio Hinojosa, natively of Zacatecas, Mexico, currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, rides his horse up Exchange Ave. , in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth Stockyards was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

FILE - In this May 13, 1963 file photo, police officers patrol past the Gaston Motel, a black motel in Birmingham, Ala., where dynamite dug a large hole in the wall, right, and destroyed eight mobile homes on an adjacent sales lot. The incident set off large scale rioting in the black section. The motel was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2005, file photo, a pigeon sits below the aging facade of the Old U.S. Mint in San Francisco. The building was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

FILE - This May 2, 2014, file photo shows men playing dominoes on Calle Ocho (Eighth Street) in Miami's Little Havana. Once a refuge for Cuban exiles rekindling the tastes and sounds a lost home, today Miami’s Little Havana is a mosaic of cultures and a popular tourist destination. Little Havana was identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic places. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
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New York City's South Street Seaport, which boasts the nation's largest concentration of restored 19th century commercial architecture, is noted by the trust as well.

Others included on the list of the 11 most at risk sites are Birmingham's A.G. Gaston Motel, the Chautauqua Amphitheater, The Fort Worth Stock Yards, and the old US Mint, located in San Francisco.

The remaining sites noted are Arizona's Oak Flats, West Hollywood's disco-era hotspot The Factory, Georgia's East Point Historic Civic Block, and New Orleans' Carrollton Courthouse.

Since the list was first introduced, it has proven to be a valuable catalyst, resulting in many of the places featured on it being saved.
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