“The 2012 list highlights historic places that were once commonly found around Texas and that are almost gone or that represent rare construction types. In each instance these places are integral to the communities where are they located, yet they are in immediate danger of disappearing from the landscape,” said Jim Ray, president of Preservation Texas, Inc., a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Preservation Texas officials announced the selections on the steps of the Texas State Capitol on March 22. Sites in Bandera, Carson, Guadalupe, Hays, Kaufman, Marion, Nueces, San Augustine and Travis Counties Named to 2012 List.
A rare moveable jail cell, a poor farm that provided food for indigent Texans, two historic homesteads that capture the state’s ranching heritage and early settlement, three historic structures poised to play key roles in community revitalization, and two landmarks of our state’s African American heritage are the nine sites that Preservation Texas, Inc. has named to its ninth annual list of Texas’ Most Endangered Historic Places. Click [here] for the press release.“By calling attention to theses sites now, we want to encourage local action while there’s still time.” said Ray. “It is our hope that inclusion on our list will provide those who care for these sites with the support, expertise and momentum to take their preservation efforts to the next level.”