11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Historic Places in Transmission Line Corridors

Year Listed: 2007
Location: *United States
Threat: Poor Public Policy, Development

Historic
High voltage transmission lines in Virginia.

Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

Significance

Seven states - many of them in the Mid-Atlantic region - are waging battles to protect everything that's irreplaceable about their communities as massive 150-foot tall, 75-foot wide high voltage transmission lines are planned that will blight historic landscapes and usurp private property rights. Proposed lines would cut through private land, publicly held open space, neighborhoods, historic sites, historic districts and magnificent viewsheds.