The properties on the Most Endangered List have architectural and historical significance and have great importance to the city of Springfield. They are listed here to raise your interest and support for the reuse of these valuable assets. It is always easy to destroy: it takes imagination and effort to save. A community is a product of its collective memory and that memory is anchored in its stories and its built environment. When we turn our backs on our past and on the things that those before us left in our keeping, we become nothing more than wanderers through life without roots. Go out and look at these buildings and think about how you might help in saving them.
These properties represent a cross-section of Springfield’s built environment. While this list is far from inclusive of every endangered property in the city, it includes properties that need help soon or they will be lost forever. Lend your moral support to Historic Preservation, because it is our City and our community and is only as good as we are.