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Virginia's Most Endangered Historic Places, 2002


A  Byrd Park Pump House (Richmond) 1881-1883
The granite Gothic Revival waterworks was built to house pump house machinery and a dance hall.

B  Jackson Ward National Historic Landmark District (Richmond) 1871
The "Harlem of the South" was at one time an entertainment mecca.

C  DeJarnette Center (Staunton) 1929-1938
The classically inspired building was once a leading state mental institution.

D  Herbert House (Hampton) 1757
The oldest surviving house in Hampton, the Herbert House was once used as a navigation landmark for ships.

E, F  Jeffersonton and Lincoln (Northern Virginia) 1728-1741
These two rural villages full of historical character are in danger from suburban sprawl.

G  McDowell Battlefield Corridor (Highland County) 1862
Site of the first battle of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Endangered by new road construction.

H  New Point Comfort Lighthouse (Mathews County) 1805
One of the oldest American lighthouses. Threatened by coastal erosion.

I  Oak Hill (Delaplane) 1773
18th-century home of John Marshall, the third U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

J  Virginian Railway Station (Roanoke) 1909
The last remaining Virginian Railway structure in Roanoke and an excellent example of 20th-century station design.

K  The Canals of Virginia (statewide) 1830-1840
The canals were once a vital mode of transportation. Kanawha Canal in Richmond is the oldest in the nation.

Source: Preservation Alliance of Virginia

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