Each year, the Places in Peril program calls public attention to a select number of Alabama's threatened historic and archaeological sites. Places in Peril is a listing of some of the state’s most endangered historic properties and focuses on bringing state and regional attention to these places in an effort to create meaningful solutions to the threat faced by historic buildings across Alabama, generating support for their preservation.

If there is an irreplaceable historic building or site in your area that is threatened by demolition or neglect, this is your opportunity to help save it. Each submission will be evaluated for its significance and level of threat.

The 2024 nomination period will be open May 1 - October 31, 2024.

Through a partnership, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust have created the Places in Peril program to identify and preserve historic sites by calling public attention to a select number of Alabama’s threatened historic and archaeological sites. The list raises awareness by highlighting their plight through statewide publicity, thus striving to become a catalyst for preservation. The AHC is proud to continue its relationship with Alabama Heritage to publish Alabama’s Places in Peril listing. The AHC’s partnership with Alabama Heritage will strengthen these efforts by reaching a key constituency.

  • Places in Peril Fact Sheet
  • Beginning this year, the AHC will require applicants to complete the nomination form in the online platform “Submittable.” This is free to use but it will require the person filling out the form to create an account. Please click the link below and choose the appropriate tab. You will then be guided to answer a series of questions based on the information below. It will prompt you to upload supporting documents if necessary.

    Click here for Submittable

Click HERE to begin exploring the interactive map of historic properties. This web map represents a plot of properties and historic districts listed in our various preservation programs. Locational data on this map is considered highly accurate at all map scales, unless a specific disclaimer is made in the attribute data (typically after the property name). This map is currently a work in progress; however, the map automatically updates as new details and attachments are added. For those that prefer, this data is also available as a GIS REST Service for use with ArcGIS for Desktop. Details are listed on the map’s contents page.

Places in Peril 


The Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation choose each year's list based on relative importance of the site, urgency, and other factors.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Paige Thomas at 334-230-2643 or