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National Trust For Historic Preservation Names Belmead-on-the-James in Powhatan County, Va., to Its List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®

The National Trust For Historic Preservation has listed the most endangered places in the country and a deteriorating mansion in Powhatan County, Va has made the list. The Belmead-on-the-James was built in 1845 but is quickly turning into a pile of rubble. Besides being a potentially beautiful Goth Revival mansion, the building has a fascinating history to go along with it. Built by slaves, then turned into a school for African-Americans and Native Americans, and once owned by members of the wealthy Drexel family, the property has followed the history of America every step of the way. View photos of the property below

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Read more about it here: America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places [National Trust For Historic Preservation]

Since 1988, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has used this list as a powerful alarm to raise awareness of the serious threats facing the nation’s greatest treasures. It has become one of the most effective tools in the fight to save the country’s irreplaceable architectural, cultural, and natural heritage.

The list, which has identified 233 sites through this year, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts across the country and rallying resources to save one-of-a-kind landmarks that, in over two decades, only a handful of sites have been lost. Dozens of sites have been saved through the tireless work of the National Trust, its regional offices, statewide and local partners, and preservation organizations across the country. Many more sites are considered "favorable" and are on the path to a positive solution. Still others remain threatened and the National Trust and its partners continue in their efforts to protect these important endangered places.

 

 

Members of the public can show their support for saving the endangered places by texting “PLACES” to 25383 to donate $10, which will go towards saving historic places through National Trust outreach programs.

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  1. Since designation, the owners of the property have pursued an agressive business plan to turn the property back into a site of education. They are honoring the site’s past and its future by turning the mansion and 2,265 acres into an education laboratory for green design, environmentally sound agricultural training and ecological practice. They are currently fundraising to repair the mansion. To learn more: belmeadonthejames.com or francisemma.org

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