Which historic sites is Alabama in danger of losing? The list is long and was made even longer Monday when state preservationists announced the 2015 list of Places in Peril.
The Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, the agency responsible for the listing, wrote on its Facebook page: “Neglect, redevelopment pressures, and disregard for the importance of Alabama’s heritage threaten to rob Alabamians of distinctive buildings, bridges, and cultural landscapes, thereby depriving citizens and visitors of irreplaceable elements of the state’s heritage.”
Malbis Plantation Historic District, Daphne, Baldwin County
Malbis Plantation was a communal farm near Daphne established by Greek immigrants in the early 20th century.
The Places in Peril press release states: “The Malbis Plantation Historic District encompasses an expansive agricultural complex that is threatened by insensitive commercial development. The Historic District is located less than a half-mile south of I-10 on Alabama 181 at U.S. 90.”