The Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT) is accepting nominations until July 31st, 2016 for its annual Ten in Tenn list of most endangered historic places.
As TPT's strongest preservation advocacy tool, listing on the Ten in Tenn raises awareness of the property's historic value, gives credibility to restoring the building(s), and draws the much-needed attention of the public. Additionally, the annual program aims to educate the public on the positive economic impact historic preservation has on Tennessee's local communities, especially this year during the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Since 2001, over half of the properties listed have been saved or are in the process of being protected or rehabilitated. The annual campaign has helped to rally local communities around saving their historic resources as well as connected property owners and non-profit organizations to funding opportunities for restoration and preservation work.
As a statewide program, TPT encourages and accepts nominations from all nine development districts across the state. A panel of judges composed of a diverse group of preservation professionals spanning all three grand regions then selects ten of the nominated properties to list as most endangered.
The criteria to nominate a property parallel that of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and include significance of the historic site, urgency of action needed to stop or reverse threat, and solutions to mitigate threat.
To nominate a property, interested applicants can either complete the online application or download a PDF copy of the nomination form and submit their materials by mail to PO BOX 24373, Nashville, TN 37202 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Both are available via TPT's website here.
TPT's Ten in Tenn most endangered list will be announced later this fall.
About Tennessee Preservation Trust
The Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT) is a nonprofit that works to preserve Tennessee's diverse historic resources through education, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships. Headquartered in Nashville, TPT works to monitor and promote preservation friendly legislation, assists with preservation advocacy issues for local historic sites and districts, and hosts an annual Statewide Preservation Conference. For more information visit www.preservetn.org