Zoar Named One of 11 Most Endangered Places

Maria P:

I’ve been meaning to blog about this myself, but as many of Zoar Village’s buildings are among the Ohio Historical Society’s 58 sites I present to you their post on the topic. Tomorrow I’ll post pictures from my exploration of Zoar, so you can see what it looks like now.

Originally posted on Ohio History Connection Collections Blog:

Zoar, Ohio, has been named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places for 2012

The designation, announced June 6, includes Zoar Village State Memorial, an Ohio Historical Society site that is administered for the society by Zoar Community Association.

Group of young men and women posed on the steps of the Zoar Hotel, ca. 1900. The hotel was operated by the Society of Separatists of Zoar to serve visitors and earn additional income for the Society. From the Collections of the Ohio Historical Society.

Aging Levee
The historic town is threatened by measures that may be taken in response to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers analysis of Tuscarawas River dam and levee that have protected Zoar since 1936.  In response to concerns about the levee’s adequacy in the wake of numerous floods over almost 80 years, the Corps is undertaking a study to determine…

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