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  • identify and save historically significant places;
  • revitalize historic neighborhoods, towns, and urban areas;
  • preserve historic farms and historic designed landscapes; and
  • educate people about the Pittsburgh region’s rich architectural heritage

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  • Market at Fifth: Fourth in a Series of PHLF’s Greatest Saves in 50 Years

    PHLF turned 50 on September 30, 2014. Intern Lauren Van Zandt, a Public History graduate student at Duquesne University, is sharing the stories of some of PHLF’s “Greatest Saves.” Help us celebrate 50 years of Pittsburgh renewal with a donation to our 50th Anniversary Fund. Click here. When I started working on this article I… Read More

  • Community Engagement on the Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Hunt Armory

    By Molly Soffietti, PHLF Summer Intern Graduate Studies in Historic Preservation Planning at Cornell University On June 8th approximately 100 interested and concerned residents of Shadyside, developers, and preservationists met at Calvary Episcopal Church. The topic of discussion was the fate of the Hunt Armory located at 324 Emerson Street in Pittsburghu. Completed in 1916,… Read More

  • City Council Issues Proclamation for PHLF’s “Building Pride/Building Character” Educational Program

    Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and City Council presented a proclamation on June 23 to PHLF for its “Building Pride/Building Character” Trolley Tour that connects third-grade students with local government through a visit to Council Chambers and meeting with their Council representative and staff. Representatives from the Pittsburgh Public Schools, PHLF, and partnering organizations accepted the proclamation… Read More

  • PHLF Awards Four More Scholarships: 60 Winners Since 1999!

    During a private reception on June 17 at a historic Woodland Road home, David Brashear, Chair of the Landmarks Scholarship Committee, introduced PHLF’s 2015 Scholarship recipients (front row, left to right): Brennan S. McCann, Jilliam F. Root, Deborah Monti, and Meghan J. Kokoski. Mr. Brashear is pictured here (top right) with the four winners and… Read More

  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Fourth in a Series of PHLF’s Greatest Saves in 50 Years

    PHLF turned 50 on September 30, 2014. Intern Lauren Van Zandt, a Public History graduate student at Duquesne University, is sharing the stories of some of PHLF’s “Greatest Saves.” Help us celebrate 50 years of Pittsburgh renewal with a donation to our 50th Anniversary Fund. Click here. Staying on the North Side, this month’s “Greatest… Read More

  • Thank You Interns

    Two interns from the University of Pittsburgh––Kirsten Armstrong and Luke Meyer––and a graduate student from Duquesne University––Lauren Van Zandt––volunteered their time as interns with PHLF, January through April. They helped especially with PHLF’s educational programs and in writing a series of stories on “PHLF’s Greatest Saves,” in honor of our fiftieth anniversary. We thank Kirsten,… Read More

  • Windows Restored at “Woodville Plantation”

    Thanks to a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant, Neville House Associates was able to fund the restoration of 23 windows in the National Historic Landmark historic house museum dating back to the eighteenth century. “This may be some of the earliest window glass made in the Pittsburgh area,” said John Kelly, “and we were very careful… Read More

  • Search Buildings of Western PA Using PHLF Database

    The Buildings of Western Pennsylvania Searchable Database is a resource containing over 1,700 data fields documenting the contents of the collection of research materials assembled for the writing of Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania (University of Virginia Press in association with the Society of Architectural Historians, 2010). Compiled in File Maker Pro, the… Read More

  • 2015 Historic Religious Properties Grant Recipients

    The Historic Religious Properties Grant committee has awarded $59,301 in matching grants for physical improvements to nine Allegheny County historic religious properties. Five other congregations were awarded technical assistance grants for ongoing building restoration and maintenance projects. These funds are critical in helping owners of historic religious properties undertake and plan a variety of physical… Read More

  • The Mexican War Streets: Third in a Series of PHLF’s Greatest Saves in 50 Years

    PHLF turned 50 on September 30, 2014. Intern Lauren Van Zandt, a Public History graduate student at Duquesne University, is sharing the stories of some of PHLF’s “Greatest Saves.” Help us celebrate 50 years of Pittsburgh renewal with a donation to our 50th Anniversary Fund. Click here. Traveling back to the North Side, this month’s… Read More

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