The annual Most Endangered Places (MEP) List is a signature program of Preservation Texas. Since 2004, the MEP List has spotlighted imperiled historic places across Texas that are threatened by neglect, demolition, inappropriate alteration, or a radical loss of context.
Nominations for the 2022 MEP List are due on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm. The 2022 MEP List will be announced at an event in November. [Note new deadline].
The MEP List is designed to draw statewide attention to these places so that local advocates can build momentum toward the site's preservation. Preservation Texas can also provide technical assistance and letters of support for sites that have been included on the MEP List.
We welcome a geographically, culturally, and architecturally diverse range of submissions. Of particular interest in 2022 are nominations of Endangered Places that address themes or topics that have not been included on prior lists. These themes include:
- Maritime history
- Indigenous history
- Sports/athletic venues
- Properties associated with Texas artists and writers
- Brutalist architecture
- Sites associated with or remnants of early trails (e.g. Camino Real, Butterfield Overland Trail, Trammel's Trace)
- 19th & 20th century sharecropping sites (dwellings, farmsteads, communities)
- Sites associated with Women's Suffrage in Texas
- Sites in the Midland-Odessa region
Please note that while there is no cost to submit a site for consideration, nominations are a privilege of Preservation Texas membership. You may join or renew your membership using this nomination form.