LANAI CITY ON ENDANGERED LIST

April 29, 2009, 10:03 AM HST · Updated April 29, 12:59 PM
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Lanai City is included on a list of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America.  Lanai City was included on the list released by the National Trust of Historic Preservation.

Lanai City's old jail cell. (Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

Lanai City's old jail cell. (Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

A notice is posted on the old cell advising of proper treatment of inmates. (Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

A notice is posted on the old Lana'i police cell advising of proper treatment of inmates. (Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

The new Lanai Police Station is located a short walk away, but preservationists want to keep the old structure for its historic value. (Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

The new Lanai Police Station is located a short walk away, but preservationists want to keep the old structure for its historic value. (Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

The 22nd annual list is used to raise awareness of the serious threats facing the nation’s greatest treasures.  It has also become a tool in the fight to save the nation’s irreplaceable architectural, cultural and natural heritage.

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Today, Lāna’i is largely owned by private landowner Castle & Cooke.  The two-block area that makes up Lanai City’s historic downtown is largely intact, but concerns have been raised by preservationists who hope to save the historic structures that still exist.

CLICK HERE for the link to the Lanai Listing on NTHP.

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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