Established in 1993, the Massachusetts’ Most Endangered Historic Resources Program is one of our most important preservation advocacy and education tools. Since the first listing in 1993, only 17 resources have been lost, over 40 completely saved and restored and many more progressing well on the long road back from the brink.

The list is one of the first steps in focusing statewide attention on the condition of these historic resources and their importance to communities, and often serves as a catalyst for extensive preservation opportunities. Preservation Massachusetts utilizes our statewide visibility, resources and networks to promote the importance of these resources and work with the nominators and other involved parties to find a solution to the preservation challenge.

In order for a building or site to be considered for inclusion on the Most Endangered List, local groups or individuals who are deeply concerned about the potential loss of these significant resources nominate sites from across the state. Submissions are judged by several criteria, including their historic significance, the extent of the threat and the community’s commitment to preserving the resource.

If you would like information on any of our previously listed endangered resources, please contact our office.

2010

  • The Charles River Speedway Headquarters, Boston
  • Reverend Abiel “Priest” Williams House, Dudley
  • East Parish Meeting House, Haverhill
  • Pawtucket Dam, Lowell
  • Newbury Lower Green, Newbury
  • Oakham West Schoolhouse, Oakham
  • Notre Dame Church, Southbridge
  • Allis Mansion at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield
  • 25-27 Elliot Street, Springfield
  • Odd Fellows Home, Worcester

2009

  • The Blackstone Viaduct, Blackstone
  • The Caesar Robbins House, Concord
  • Peace Haven, Freetown
  • The Cisco Homestead, Grafton
  • Foreclosed & Abandoned Neighborhood Properties, Massachusetts
  • The Milton Poor Farm, Milton
  • First Baptist Church, New Bedford
  • Lincoln Square, Worcester

2008

  • Paul Revere & Sons Copper Rolling Mill & Barn, Canton
  • Tarkiln Community Center, Duxbury
  • Ames Shovel Shops, Easton
  • Historic Working Farms, Massachusetts
  • Cliftex Mill #1, New Bedford

2007

  • Campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • The Achmuty “Dainty Dot” Building, Boston
  • The Jensen Homestead, Granville
  • The Issac Crocker Homesteak, Marstons Mills (Barnstable)
  • Castle Hill Farm, Northbridge
  • Bentley-Gallo Property, Princeton
  • Old First Church (First Church of Christ Congregational), Springfield
  • Edward Hopper House & Landscape, Truro
  • Strathmore Mill, Tuners Falls
  • Tremont Nail Factory Complex, Wareham

2006

  • Orchard House Outbuildings, Beverly
  • Keystone Arches, Chester, Becket & Middlefield
  • Fort Point Channel District, Boston
  • Sarah Clayes House, Framingham
  • Massachusetts State Parks/DCR Landholdings:
    • Schooner Ernestina, New Bedford
    • Borderland State Park, Massachusetts
    • Plymouth Rock Portico, Plymouth
  • Original Historic Woodsash Windows, Massachusetts
  • Wheelwright Gardens, Newburyport
  • W.R. Allen House, Pittsfield
  • Wright-Locke-Hamilton Farm, Winchester
  • Worcester State Hospital Complex, Worcester

2005

  • Auburn High School, Auburn
  • First John P. Coburn House, Boston (Beacon Hill)
  • Rocky Neck, Gloucester
  • Bradford College Campus, Haverhill
  • Jabez Lewis Farmhouse, Boston (Jamaica Plain)
  • Fairhaven Mills #4 / Bennett Mills, New Bedford
  • Samuel Harrison House, Pittsfield
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Upton
  • Wenham Town Hall, Wenham
  • Butters Farm, Wilmington

2004

  • Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury
  • Historic Religious Complexes, The Boston Archdiocese
  • Perkins-Richardson House, Brookline
  • Maple Street Bridge, Chester
  • The Garden Theatre, Greenfield
  • Great Meadow, Hadley
  • Connecticut River Railroad Station, Holyoke
  • Common Pasture, Newburyport
  • Alvah Kittredge House, Roxbury
  • Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building, Worcester

2003

  • Wright-Holden Farm, Acton
  • Blackstone Canal, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Historic Granite Landings, Charles River Esplanade, Boston
  • Historic Breweries of Mission Hill, Roxbury
  • Toll Keeper’s House, Chelsea
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Holyoke
  • Westinghouse “Victorian” Crook Street Lamps, Lenox
  • Schell Memorial Bridge, Northfield
  • Sea Call Farm, Orleans
  • The Nichewaug Inn, Petersham
  • Pierce Organ Factory, Reading (Alternate)
  • Edmund Fowle House, Watertown (Alternate)

2002

  • Plunkett Hospital, Adams
  • Tappan House, Attleboro
  • Carlton Street Footbridge, Brookline
  • East Brookfield Railroad Station, East Brookfield
  • First National Bank & Trust, Greenfield
  • Vacant Buildings of Downtown Holyoke
  • The Granite Building, Milford
  • Baker-Robinson Oilworks, New Bedford
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Roxbury
  • Robie Industrial Complex, Wakefield

2001

  • Town Hall Annex (Homer School), Belmont
  • Historic State Hospitals:
    • Northampton State Hospital (Old Main Building), Northampton
    • Kirkbride Building, Danvers State Hospital, Danvers
  • Gurney Road Bridge, Freetown
  • Abijah Clark House, Hubbardston
  • Whalom Park, Lunenburg
  • Wm. Bartlett & Wm. Johnson Houses, Newburyport
  • Historic Diners of Massachusetts
  • Wendt House, Salem
  • Former Universalist Church Building, Southbridge
  • Field House, Weston

2000

  • Niagra Hall, Millis
  • Huguenot Steamer No. 1 Fire Station, Oxford
  • Dairy Farms of Massachusetts
  • Brockton Store, Halifax
  • Brick Store, New Braintree
  • Ames Shovel Shop, Canton
  • Jail Keeper’s House, Salem
  • Captain Abraham Knowlton House, Ipswich
  • Exchange Hall, Acton
  • Framingham State College President’s House, Framingham
  • Mission Church Buildings, Boston

1999

  • Municipal Properties:
    • American Legion Building, Groveland
    • East Attleboro Academy, Attleboro
    • Frederick C. Adams Public Library, Kingston
    • Kingston Town House, Kingston
    • Old Waltham High School, Waltham
  • Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence
  • Bissell Covered Bridge, Charlemont
  • Cataumet School house, Cataumet
  • Corson Building Complex, New Bedford
  • Fenway Park, Boston
  • High Street, Newburyport
  • Roberti Dairy Farm, Sandwich
  • Victory Theatre, Holyoke
  • Walnut Street Standpipe, Dedham

1998

  • Carriage Shed, Montgomery
  • Town Hall & Central Fire Station, Natick
  • Heywood Meadows, Concord
  • Chestnut Hill Waterworks, Boston
  • Old Northern Avenue Bridge, Boston
  • Old Danforth Street Bridge, Framingham
  • Fenway Studios, Boston
  • Sawyer Homestead, Sterling
  • West Cemetery, Amherst
  • Washburn & Moen Wire Rope Building, Worcester

1997

  • Melvin Memorial, Concord
  • Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Endean Mansion, Walpole
  • Ware Center Cong. Meeting House, Ware
  • Historic School Buildings, Massachusetts
  • McLean Hospital, Belmont
  • The Merrimac Hat Factory, Amesbury
  • Enoch Robinson Round House, Somerville
  • The White and Green Rows, Concord
  • Longfellow Bridge, Boston & Cambridge

1996

  • Salem Armory Facade, Salem
  • RR Bridges & Viaducts, Becket & Blackstone
  • Old Murdock School, Winchendon
  • Old Academy Building, New Salem
  • Francis Lee Higginson House, Beverly
  • Buttonwood Park, New Bedford
  • North and South Canals, Lawrence
  • Pinebank, Boston
  • Truro Town Hall, Truro

1995

  • Edgell Grove Tomb, Framingham
  • Grover Cronin Depart. Store, Waltham
  • Town Farm, Easthampton
  • Dudley Square, Roxbury
  • United Methodist Church, Nantucket
  • Conant Ball Company, Gardner
  • Militia Lot, Charlton
  • Station Mill, Williamstown
  • Old Colony Bridge, Boston
  • Shirley Shaker Village, Shirley

1994

  • The Grange Hall, Southampton
  • Odd Fellows Hall, Cambridge
  • The Tobacco Shed, Hatfield
  • Liberty Tree Building, Boston
  • Highfield Hall, Falmouth
  • The Gasholder, North Attleboro
  • Daniel B. Weatherbee House, Acton
  • Union Station, Palmer
  • Lakenham Green, Carver
  • Mill Smokestacks, Lowell

1993

  • Pelham Historical Complex, Pelham
  • Union Station, Worcester
  • Rea-Putnam-Fowler House, Danvers
  • Sankaty Light, Nantucket
  • Allen House, Boston
  • Central Congregational Church, Fall River
  • South Tide Mill, Quincy
  • St. Peter’s Church and Rectory, Lowell
  • Ventfort Hall, Lenox
  • Lower Main St. NR District, Lee
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