March 14, 2019

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 'PLACES IN PERIL'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Andi Martin, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

andi.martin@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680

 

March 7, 2019

 

(Montgomery, AL)

 

Now Accepting Nominations for Places in Peril

 

Since 1994, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation have joined forces to sponsor Places in Peril, a program that highlights significant endangered properties.  As awareness yields commitment, and commitment yields action, these endangered properties can be saved and returned to their places as treasured landmarks. Places in Peril has helped save many important landmarks that may otherwise have been lost. The program focuses on bringing public awareness to nominated places and sites to rally local and statewide support. Over the course of 25 years, the program has highlighted more than 250 resources.

 

The deadline to nominate a structure for this program is April 1, 2019.  Any type of building, ruin, site, or place is eligible to submit a nomination. Places in Peril has listed theaters, schools, caves, jails, churches, and houses. The application requires brief, but clear answers to a handful of questions regarding a property’s significance, threat, and the designation of a local contact and local advocacy group with the capacity to leverage the support and coverage provided by the listing. Property owner permission and current, good quality photographs of the property are also required. 

 

The application is on the Places in Peril page on the Alabama Historical Commission’s website: https://ahc.alabama.gov/placesinperil.aspx.

 

If you have questions, please contact Collier Neeley at 334.230.2696 or Collier.Neeley@ahc.alabama.gov.

 

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 1. Submissions can be made electronically to collier.neeley@ahc.alabama.gov or mailed to the Alabama Historical Commission or by mail to

 Collier Neeley Alabama Historical Commission P.O. Box 300900 Montgomery, AL 36130-0900.

 

 

About the Alabama Historical Commission

Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov  

 

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