“America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” is an annual list that spotlights examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. Almost 300 places have been on the list, with fewer than five percent actually lost.
On the list this year is Route 66. Known as America’s “Mother Road,” Route 66 is a symbol of our romance with the open road. Congress has taken steps to designate Route 66 a permanent National Historic Trail but legislation must be passed by the Senate and signed by the president before the end of 2018.