New Orleans landmark named among America's most endangered historic places

New Orleans landmark named among America's most endangered historic places

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The National Trust for Historic Preservation issued the 28th annual list of the America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The Carrollton Courthouse is on that list.

The Carrollton Courthouse is the most important remaining public building from Carrollton's days before annexation by New Orleans in 1874 and is one of the city's most significant landmarks outside of the French Quarter. After serving as a public school building for decades, it is now vacant and for sale.

This year's threatened places range from the iconic and broadly known -- like the Grand Canyon and New York's Chautauqua Amphitheater -- to lesser known but no less important places that tell our American story.

The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, Alabama, for example, once played host to Martin Luther King Jr. and served as a "war room" for leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Today it sits vacant and badly deteriorating, waiting to be restored as part of a new civil rights center.

This year's list includes these and other sites of diverse cultural importance across the country. By shining a spotlight on these places, the National Trust for Historic Preservation hopes to inspire people to stand up and speak out for the important sites in their own communities that help define the nation's past.

The 11 most endangered places for 2015 (in alphabetical order) include:

1. A.G. Gaston Motel, Birmingham, Alabama

2. Carrollton Courthouse, New Orleans

3. Chautauqua Amphitheater, Chautauqua, New York

4. East Point Historic Civic Block, East Point, Georgia

5. Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

6. The Grand Canyon, Arizona

7. Little Havana, Miami

8. Oak Flat, Superior, Arizona

9. Old U.S. Mint, San Francisco

10. South Street Seaport, New York

11. The Factory, West Hollywood, California

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