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Yesterday, the D.C. Preservation League announced its 2009 Most Endangered Places. It’s a pretty short list. Only six locations were named—-Normally, roughly ten places turn up on the list, I was told a few months back when the the League was accepting nominations.
A number of the spots have been featured in past years. Surprisingly, St. Elizabeth’s campus in Southeast was not amongst 2009’s selections.
Anyway, here they are:
- Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle, in Glover Park (On last year’s list.)
- Third Church of Christ, Scientist, 900 16th St. NW. (Yes, that church.)
- Barney Circle neighborhood, Potomac Avenue SE to the north, 17th Street SE to the east, Kentucky Avenue SE to the west and Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the south. (On last year’s list.)
- Meads Row, 1305-1331 H St. NE. (Earlier this week, I wrote about the Historic Preservation Review Board’s decision to not designate this row as a historic landmark, and so far, roughly 3,400 words have poured in responding.)
- Superintendent’s House-Dalecarlia Reservoir, Washington Aqueduct, 5211 Little Falls Rd. NW. An 1875 residence designed by Montgomery C. Meigs, engineer of the Washington Aqueduct.
- The Maples (Friendship House), 619 D Street, SE. One of Capitol Hill’s oldest residences, built in the late 1700s.