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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Missouri's 2007 Most Endangered Historic Places Will Be Announced Tuesday

2007 List Announced at site of Endangered Mullanphy Emigrant Home in North St. Louis.

Contact: Barbara Fitzgerald
phone: (573)-443-5946
email: preservemo10@yahoo.com

Dr. Cole Woodcox will announce Missouri Preservation's 2007 Most Endangered Historic Places List at a press conference at the site of the endangered Mullanphy Emigrant Home in North St. Louis at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007. The Mullanphy Emigrant Home is located at 1609 N. 14th Street in St. Louis, MO. (In case of inclement weather, the press conference will move to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Office at 2800 N. 14th Street in St. Louis, MO.)

The Mullanphy Emigrant Home built in 1872 remains endangered after being named to the list in 2006 due to storm damage suffered in the Spring of 2006. The site has been purchased by the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group in an effort to save the property, but was again damaged further by a storm this Spring (2007). Efforts are being made to raise awareness and funds for the stabilization of this historic property. The site does not have electricity, so you will need equipment that works from an auxiliary power source.

Missouri's Most Endangered List is announced annually during National Preservation Month to emphasize the threatened historic resources in Missouri. Nominations are solicited from around the state and properties are chosen which are considered "at risk." The risks property face may be from deterioration, neglect, encroachment, potential demolition or a combination of threats. Missouri Preservation is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to saving historic resources throughout Missouri. Missouri Preservation may be reached at (573)-443-5946 or by email at preservemo10@yahoo.com. Dr. Cole Woodcox of Kirksville chairs the Most Endangered Historic Places Committee and can be reached at 660-785-4410 or by email at

Press packets and information on sites listed will be available at the press conference. For information on Missouri Preservation, please visit our website at www.preservemo.org. The 2007 list will be located on the website following the announcement on May 15, 2007.

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