Our trustees, staff, members, and volunteers work throughout the Pittsburgh region to:

  • 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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News from PHLF

  • School Tours, Design Challenges, Apprenticeships, and After-School Enrichment

    “Our study of communities and specifically Mt. Lebanon fits perfectly with this field trip. The history and architecture is great!” ––Mt. Lebanon Second-grade Teacher, October 2014 With school in session again, PHLF staff and docents have been leading walking tours for students in grades 2 through college, in Downtown Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Oakland,… Read More

  • If You Hand Out Eat’n Park Smiley Cookies . . .

    . . . then your sidewalk activities will be a success! That’s what PHLF staff and volunteers discovered when they handed out 960 mini smiley cookies, compliments of Eat’n Park, on September 8, 9, and 10 to people who were waiting at the downtown bus stop on Liberty Avenue at Tenth Street, from about 3:30… Read More

  • October Bus Tours Feature 20th- and 21st-century Architecture

    Modernist Landmarks on Pittsburgh’s North Side Saturday, October 11, 2014 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Board the bus at 1:45 p.m. at Station Square Chatham University’s Self-Sustaining Eden Hall Campus Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Board the bus at 12:45 p.m. at Station Square . PHLF’s final two bus tours of the year… Read More

  • Historic Religious Properties Program News

     HRP Technical Assistance Workshop a Success Forty-six people representing 24 congregations from around Allegheny County and one group from Fairmount, West Virginia attended our Technical Assistance Workshop on September 30 at historic Calvary United Methodist Church on Pittsburgh’s North  Side. Many of these congregations were there to learn from their peers about applying for a… Read More

  • Thank You Interns

    Jade Dominique Lee, who is studying environmental and interior design at Syracuse University, and Conner Houk, who is studying justice administration and anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, completed volunteer internships this summer at PHLF. As a result, they developed a deeper appreciation for the work of PHLF and for Pittsburgh. We thank Jade and… Read More

  • Register for Two October Bus Tours

    Modernist Landmarks on Pittsburgh’s North Side Saturday, October 11, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Board the bus at 1:45 p.m. at Station Square Chatham University’s Self-Sustaining Eden Hall Campus Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Board the bus at 12:45 p.m. at Station Square PHLF’s final two bus tours of the… Read More

  • Register by Sept. 20 for Historic Religious Properties Workshop

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church (North Side) 971 Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233 Reservations required by September 20, 2014. Up to 3 members from any one historic religious property. $20 per person (includes lunch). Space is limited so  register early. Contact: Carole Malakoff, 412-321-3612 or hrp@phlf.org PHLF… Read More

  • 100% of Your Gift Funds Preservation Work

    I really appreciate the work PHLF does to maintain historical buildings in our city. These projects touch so many lives and make our city a much better place.                                     ––Everett Ramer, Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, January 27, 2014 One of the most direct ways that PHLF helps maintain architectural landmarks throughout Allegheny County is by… Read More

  • Summer Workshops Result in 3 New Poetry & Art Books

    Imagine being a detail on a building: the doorway, window hood, or rooftop, perhaps. What poem would you write about being that detail? How would you draw that detail? That was the assignment that Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of PHLF, gave to 23 teachers on July 10 and then to 39 students on July 11,… Read More

  • Register for HRP Technical Assistance Workshop

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church 971 Beech Avenue,  Pittsburgh PA 15233 PHLF is sponsoring a technical assistance workshop for congregation leaders, representatives, and guardians of historic religious properties in Allegheny County on Tuesday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church (Beech… Read More

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