The Preservation Association of Lincoln has as one of its goals To advocate for the renovation and preservation of historic buildings, neighborhoods and sites. As one step toward achieving that goal, PAL Board members have developed an Endangered List of Lincoln-area buildings to call community attention to their historical value.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has criteria (included, as modified, below) that have guided development of the Endangered List: (1) Significance and (2) Urgency.
Significance is the architectural, artistic, and/or historic importance of a site within its cultural, social, or geographical context. The places list need not be famous, but they must be significant within their own cultural context and illustrate important issues in preservation. Each place is judged within its context. Some listings are of undisputed significance, while others have been included for their role in a unique cultural tradition, for their rare architectural design, or as the last surviving example of a style or building type.
Urgency is defined as the need for immediate action to stop or reverse serious threats. Places representing all stages of physical deterioration or unfavorable conditions may be listed, including those at which:
A disaster has occurred, such as a natural catastrophe or intentional destruction;
A disaster is imminent, either because of lack of preservation or the planned introduction of harmful factors such as new development;
A pattern of destruction - such as neglect, erosion, or exposure to the elements - is evident and will, if not reversed, inevitably lead to loss; or
A longer-range danger exists that can be averted by proper planning or minimal but timely intervention.
Preservation Association of Lincoln Endangered List:
|Industrial Arts Building on the UNL Innovation Campus|
|4-H Building on the UNL Innovation Campus|
|Pershing Auditorium at 15th & N Sts.|
|South Branch Library at 27th & South Sts.|
|Activities Building on the NU East Campus|
|Yates House at 720 So. 16th St.|
|Whittier Auditorium and Gymnasium at 22nd & Vine Sts.|
|Trinity Methodist Church at 1345 So. 16th St.|