On July 8, the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation named Alaska's 10 most endangered historic properties. The AAHP has issued similar lists every year since 1991 in hopes of drawing attention to buildings or sites with important connections to Alaska's past that are considered to be at risk for disintegration, demolition or radical renovation.

The main purpose of the list is to make the public aware that such properties exist and alert people to the possibility that they may disappear without someone taking steps to save them.

Read more: Decay prevalent among Alaska's 10 most endangered historic buildings