The 2013 list is a retrospective that reflects lessons learned and recognizes a total of 12 sites that were saved, continue to be threatened or were lost. These places represent the diversity of Texas and reflect the cultural heritage, geography, history, and architecture of Texas. They represent the increased awareness of the importance of historic preservation statewide and demonstrate how communities are advocating for historic preservation from main street to the capitol.
Preservation Texas announced its first list of endangered sites in 2004. At the 10th year it seemed appropriate to take a retrospective look at the program and gather the lessons learned. As the statewide advocate for historic places from the hill country to the high plains and the gulf to the border, Preservation Texas understands the importance of advocacy. By highlighting the importance and history of these places and pushing for the preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation Preservation Texas brings together expertise in preservation architecture, land conservation, transportation, and city and county government to work together to solve similar problems across the state.