Eight That Can’t Wait

Challenged Historic Properties

The Eight That Can’t Wait, an annual highlight of PACNY’s advocacy mission, is intended to raise public awareness about challenged historic resources in the five-county Central New York region and provide support for their preservation. Such lists are a common tool among preservation organizations and include the National Trust’s “Eleven Most Endangered” list at the national level, and the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” at the state level. In addition to raising public awareness through traditional and social media outlets, PACNY tracks progress on the Eight and offers non-financial support to property owners and community members to help achieve a positive outcome.

The annual listing includes roll-overs from the prior year for historic properties that remain challenged and still warrant preservation assistance. Removal of a property from the list does not necessary mean the preservation challenge has been resolved. Check the comment boxes under each listing for updates.

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2019  Eight That Can’t Wait

2018  Eight That Can’t Wait

Nominations for the 2020 list will be announced in the spring. Nomination deadlines will be at the end of August.

How are nominations selected? Read here