The Endangered Properties List was an idea born from a similar list compiled in past decades by the Erie County Historical Society. In 2017, Preservation Erie took up the task of keeping a comprehensive list of the most endangered historic resources in Erie (both City and County). The purpose of this list is twofold: (1) to raise awareness of threatened historic resources that have historical and/or architectural significance to the Erie community and (2) to identify those properties or projects with which Preservation Erie can engage or assist.
With this list, we hope to draw attention to important historic places in Erie County that we are dangerously close to losing. We, as an organization and a community, can then promote the protection of these properties and encourage the use of local, state, and federal resources to help save them.
In order to create the most comprehensive list possible, we need your help!
If you know a property that is facing the threat of demolition, physical deterioration, inappropriate alteration, or a compromised setting due to development pressure, vacancy or abandonment, a depressed local economy, or limited interest/financial capacity of property owners, please consider nominating it to Erie County’s Endangered Properties List.
Nominations must be submitted using the online form at https://forms.gle/H4aDXssMkTfWY7ni7.
Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the deadline to nominate a property for the 2021 list is March 26th, 2021.
Prior to nominating a building or property, please be sure that it meets these requirements. If you are unsure, feel free to nominate anyway and Preservation Erie will evaluate it to the best of our ability.
The property must:
- Be listed on the National Register of Historic Places or reside within a National Register Historic District OR
- Have historical and/or architectural significance to the community AND
- Be facing an identifiable threat (encroaching development, neglect, vacancy, inappropriate alteration, etc.) AND
- Potentially benefit from inclusion on this list.
Within the form, please include as much information as you have available to help Preservation Erie make the best determination for inclusion on the list. When possible, please submit the name of the property, contact information for the property owner, a brief description of the circumstances warranting it to be added to the Endangered Properties List and as many photographs as possible.
If you have additional questions or would like to submit more information or photographs than the form allows, please email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject: Erie County’s Endangered Properties List Nomination (NAME OF PROPERTY).
Please note, while Preservation Erie requests your name and contact information (in case we need to reach you for more details on a specific property) this information will not be shared with the public or in connection to the property you are nominating.
Thank you so much for helping us compile this list and for contributing to the awareness of Erie’s historic resources.