The NTHP's Eleven Most Endangered
Historic Places list was created in 1988, and is an opportunity
to spotlight parts of America's heritage threatened by neglect,
deterioration, lack of maintenance, insufficient funds,
inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.
Countless places are endangered. One
must show how their nomination is representative of other sites
facing the same serious threat. Considered are sites and
landscapes from a range of backgrounds, from pre-history to the
Civil Rights era.
Unfortunately, the Woodstock Site was
not listed as one of America's 11 Most Endangered Places for
2003. However, in speaking with the National Trust, we were told
that the Woodstock Site was indeed seen as having incredible
historic merit that deserved preservation, but at that time, did
not meet the criteria of being endangered. It was explained that
due to the fact that the Woodstock Site was eligible for the
National Register, it had protection at the State and Federal
levels under the Section 106 Review process. Because of this
protection, the mitigation of development remained a
possibility, but the recognition of being endangered, did not.
|Petition document submitted to
the Joint Lead Agency for the Performing Arts Center,
Bethel, NY, Sept. 12, 2002. The Request for Nomination
to the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the US for
2003 (3 parts), submitted to the National Trust for
Historic Preservation, Jan. 20, 2003. A Cause for
Preservation submitted to the Town of Bethel Planning
Board, April 6, 2004.
America's 11 Most Endangered Historic