Most Endangered Places

Nominate a Property to the Most Endangered Places List

Preserve Arkansas provides a Word document for nominating properties to the list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places.  You may email the completed form to OR you may complete the online form at the bottom of this page.

The information to be provided on the nomination form includes:

  • Name of the property
  • Address of the property
  • County where the property is located
  • Property owner’s name and address
  • Name, address, and telephone number of person or organization submitting the property (to serve as a contact if additional information is needed)
  • History of the property (especially important if the property is not already listed in the National Register or Arkansas Register of Historic Places)
  • Description of the property’s significance
  • Description of the circumstances that threaten the property’s continued existence
  • Digital photographs clearly showing the current condition of the property

We accept nominations year-round, but those submitted after March 31, 2023, will be considered for the 2024 list.

Sample Nomination Form – for informational purposes only

Criteria for Inclusion

The National Register of Historic Places definition of “historic place” is used to explain the types of properties that may be included in the list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places: districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.

To be included in the list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places, a property:

  • Must be listed in the National Register or Arkansas Register of Historic Places or be eligible for listing, as determined by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, or must represent a very important aspect of Arkansas’s cultural heritage.
  • Must have national, statewide, or local significance. Properties of national and statewide significance generally will have preference, but locally significant properties also will be given full consideration.
  • Must obviously be threatened. The threat may be neglect, plans that call for the property’s demolition, or other circumstances that clearly threaten the property’s continued existence. The imminence and degree of threats that exist will be important factors in determining whether a property should be included in the list.


The list of Arkansas’s Most Endangered Historic Places is publicized each year through the announcement of the list held during May. Press packets will be issued to the media in conjunction with the announcement, encouraging TV and radio coverage as well as articles in both statewide and local newspapers.