Photos: Alaska's endangered historic properties

Tourists wait in the rain across the street from the historic 4th Avenue Theatre in downtown Anchorage, AK on Thursday, July 10, 2014. The building is on the Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2014 compiled by The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation.
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The McCarthy General Store is among 10 historic Alaskan buildings recently listed as the "most endangered" in the state.
Alaska Association for Historic Preservation
The Albert Kaloa, Jr. buildings are located on C Street in Anchorage. The pre-cast concrete office buildings were built in the '60s by Tyonek, the first highly visible major commercial property connected to an Alaska Native corporation.
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Alaska Railroad Montana Station Water Tower at Mile 95.6 of the Parks Highway
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The Red Dragon Reading Room and St. George's Church in Cordova
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The Wireless Transmitter Site constructed by the Alaska Engineering Commission in 1917 sits in a residential neighborhood on Government Hill in Anchorage.
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An Alaska map on the wall in one of the empty buildings at the historic Wireless Transmitter Site on Government Hill, in Anchorage.
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Craig Medred

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