|Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis. (Photo courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation)|
Buildings that range from a 19th-Century Washington, D.C., hospital to a 1963 Minneapolis theatre are among the 11 most endangered places in the U.S., according to the latest annual list from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The list, released June 6, is the 15th annual compilation from the trust. The publicity has led to preservation of some of the structures on past years' lists.
Buildings and other structures on the 2002 list include St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., a National Historic Landmark that opened in the 1850s, and which is the oldest large mental hospital that is government-operated. A decline in the number of patients has resulted in many vacant buildings at the 300-acre complex, and others needing repairs, the trust says.
More recent buildings on the list include the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, opened in 1963, and named for theatre company founder Sir Tyrone Guthrie. The trust says the Guthrie Theatre Company plans to build a new facility and the building's owner, the Walker Art Center, wants to demolish it.
Also listed as endangered is the Gold Dome Bank in Oklahoma City, which features a geodesic dome. The trust says Bank One, which owns the 44-year-old building, wants to tear it down and build a smaller bank and retail space.
The other buildings or places cited by the trust are:
|St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation)|
|Gold Dome Bank, Oklahoma City. (Photo courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation)|