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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:00 pm

Missouri Preservation has announced its List of Most Endangered Places for 2013 and Watched Properties.

The Diamonds Cafe in Villa Ridge made the Watched Properties list.

The endangered sites were identified at a Missouri Preservation press conference held at the Historic Henry Miller House at 106 Cape Road in Bloomfield, which is included on the list as well.

The Most Endangered Historic Places Program, one of Missouri Preservation’s most visible programs, brings attention to threatened historic resources throughout the state.

The program annually spotlights historic resources that are imperiled. Each year Missouri Preservation solicits nominations from around the state, evaluates the merits of the submissions, and announces the Most Endangered.

Throughout the year, Missouri Preservation provides technical assistance, advocacy, and planning support for the listed properties.

Penny Pitman, chairperson of the Most Endangered Historic Places Committee, and Bill Hart, Missouri Preservation’s field representative, made the announcement.

An additional list of Watched Properties also was announced.

“The Watched Properties include historic sites where there is concern, but no immediate threat to their existence at this time,” Pitman said. “We are happy to recognize properties around the state which are imperiled for one reason or another, including abandonment, neglect and lack of maintenance, proposed development or lack of available resources.”

Several sites in St. Louis city and county also made the list, as well as properties around the state.

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