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POSTED: June 28, 2010 11:22 a.m.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2011 Places in Peril, an annual accounting of the state’s 10 most endangered historic places.  
The list is designed to raise awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy.
The submissions deadline is Monday, June 28, and the list will be announced in October.
The trust will provide on-site preservation assistance to each of the 2011 Places in Peril through its Partners in the Field program, funded by grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a number of charitable organizations in Georgia.
Historic properties are selected for listing based on several criteria:
* Sites must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or the Georgia Register of Historic Places.
* Sites must be subject to a serious threat to their existence or historical, architectural and/or archeological integrity.
* There must be a demonstrable level of community commitment and support for the preservation of listed sites.
Please visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org for a nomination form. Additional information about past Places in Peril sites can also be found on the website. Nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than Monday, June 28.
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country’s largest statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations.
Committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia’s communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all, The Georgia Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund; provides design assistance to 102 Georgia Main Street cities and encourages neighborhood revitalization; trains teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students to discover state and national history through their local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts.
 

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