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

  • 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

  • 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 continuing its… Read More

  • Fairbanks Feature: Switzerland––Any Time of the Year

    James D. Van Trump Library | Frank B. Fairbanks Transportation Archive | Fairbanks Features Showcasing a variety of materials located in the Frank B. Fairbanks Rail Transportation Archive Number 21 Presentation Fairbanks Feature: Switzerland––Any Time of the Year Frank Fairbanks was a world rail traveler, from the 1950s until early in 2001. These “rails” were… Read More

  • June 2 Scholarship Celebration: A “Milestone Event”

    On June 2, PHLF held a Landmarks Scholarship Celebration at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Sylvia Dallas, a member of the Landmarks Scholarship Committee, commented that “everyone who attended was duly impressed with the wide range of ages that are touched by PHLF’s education programs.” Marco Cardamone, a member of PHLF’s Community Advisory Board, added that it… Read More

  • Manchester Renaissance II: New Businesses and Residents

    Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (LCC), a subsidiary of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, is working in partnership with Manchester Citizens Corporation (MCC) to bring two classic Manchester storefronts back to life.  The properties are part of the Manchester Renaissance II Program and are located at 1401 Columbus Avenue and 1109 Liverpool Street.  Each will feature… Read More


    Governor Tom Corbett has announced that the Falconhurst Neighborhood Restoration development program has been awarded low-income housing tax credits by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). The $10.5 million development, which will utilize these credits with federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, will be carried out by Landmarks Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh History &… Read More

  • PHLF Awarded Scholarships to Four College-Bound Students in a June 2 Reception at Fairmont Pittsburgh

    During a reception on June 2 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, David Brashear, Chair of the Landmarks Scholarship Committee of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), announced that four high-school graduates from Allegheny County will receive $4,000 college scholarships (payable over four years), for book and tuition expenses only. Lead sponsors of the event included… Read More

  • Strip District Listed on National Register of Historic Places

    Mayor William Peduto announced that the National Park Service has designated Pittsburgh’s Strip District as a National Historic District by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places. Recognized for its historic significance as an area of commerce, religion, and architecture, the 13-block district is bounded by Railroad Street, the Pennsylvania Railroad Yards, Liberty… Read More

  • Restoration of Roberts and Skinny Buildings Facades

    Mayor William Peduto, and Arthur Ziegler, president of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, announced the exterior restoration of two additional historic buildings in Downtown. The Roberts Jewelers and Skinny Buildings at the corner of Wood Street and Forbes Avenue are part of a $4 million grant of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which has already… Read More

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