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The fund, an organisation that works to save historic buildings, has a list of projects in every country.
In the United States, there are more than 25 sites that the fund is trying to save-we’ve highlighted 10 that are most at risk.
The glyphs, which date from 1200 A.D. through the 1950s, can be found near Echo Cliffs and were carved during a ceremonial pilgrimage to the Grand Canyon. Hopi youths traditionally visit the clan's symbols as they learn about their ancestors.
However, vandalism, which has escalated in recent years, has damaged the glyphs. The monuments fund has been working with various interest groups to scan and document the glyphs and install fences around the site.
In 1860, the Shaker village in Mount Lebanon spanned 6,000 acres and boasted more than 100 buildings. But by its closure in 1947, only The North Family, one of the village's groupings, remained. A fire in 1972 destroyed building and the following year, another abandoned building at the site was razed.
10 buildings remain at the site and in 2009, the Shaker Museum and Library was awarded a grant to stabilise the Great Stone Barn, most of which was destroyed in a fire.
Can Sarah Palin see this from her house? The church was built in 1896 and is a testament to the sizable Russian community that used to live in the area. The structure also housed the American military from 1942 through 1945. Snow, a bad heating system and sun have caused the interior of the church to deteriorate.
The monuments fund has partnered with the Holy Ascension Cathedral Restoration Committee in efforts to make the church weather-tight, among other improvements.
The Fort Apache Reservation, created in 1871, served as a base for the U.S. Army. The Army vacated the fort in 1922 and the building was later reopened in 1930s as the headquarters of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe, which created a cultural centre at the site in 1969, has worked with the monuments fund and the U.S. Department of the Interior to renovate the buildings.
The churches were built as part of the Franciscan missionary campaign to convert residents of the New World. The buildings had few windows and were often a single long nave. In the 20th century, many of the young community members in the churches' areas left for more urban areas, leading to a decline in the structures' maintenance.
The monuments fund joined with the New Mexico Community Foundation to restore a couple of the sites.
Tree Studios were first built in 1894 and are considered the oldest artist residence in the country. The building shares a block on Chicago's North Side with the Medinah Temple -- built in 1912 as the headquarters for Chicago's Shriners.
In 1999, a realty corporation offered to buy and demolish the structure but the monuments fund appealed to Mayor Richard Daly and the buildings were preserved by a Chicago philanthropist.
Completed in the early 1960s, the Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe Miami Marine Stadium -- what a mouthful!-- was the first venue in the United States built solely for powerboat racing. City officials condemned the structure in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew.
Public outcry caused the stadium to be designated a local landmark in 2008 but the monuments fund is still working with various groups to ensure the stadium will remain.
The windows require special treatment by an expert, which didn't exist at the school. The monuments fund collaborated with churches in Brooklyn to develop a program to restore the windows.
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