PHOTOS: 11 Most Endangered Historic Sites in U.S. Named

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Cast-Iron Architecture, Galveston, Texas

The 12-block Strand/Mechanic National Historic Landmark District in Galveston, Texas, has one of the largest concentrations of historic commercial buildings in the U.S.--many of them 19th-century Greek Revival and Italianate structures with elaborate, white-painted, cast-iron storefronts and columns.

Widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Ike in 2008 severely damaged many of the buildings (above, the Galveston Arts Center, pre-hurricane), and the area is now one of the 11 most endangered historic places in the United States, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2009 list.
—Photograph by Brian M. Davis, Galveston Historical Foundation
 
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