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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  • Wilkinsburg: Second 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. Last month I wrote about my own neighborhood,… Read More

  • PHLF’s Career Awareness Program Motivates Fourth Graders to Explore their School and Community

    “This was very worthwhile. Children made connections between their education and their career future. … PHLF does a great job. Always such a pleasure to have their programs come into the schools––students learn a lot.”             ––Pittsburgh Banksville and Pittsburgh Phillips teachers, March 23 & 26, 2015 Below is a gallery of 20 photos of… Read More

  • Tarentum/Natrona Tour on April 25 Will Be Inspiring

    For reservations, contact Mary Lu Denny (412-471-5808, ext. 527). For further details, click here. Check out the gallery of 35 photos below to see some of the places you will see during PHLF’s tour of Tarentum and Natrona on Saturday, April 25, from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m. “We are grateful to Cindy Homburg and David… Read More

  • 30 Student Teams Propose New Uses for Lawrenceville Lot

    “All of my students absolutely benefited from this project. It gave them an excellent hands-on way to practice math/science skills learned in class.” ––Westmoreland Middle School Teacher More than 130 middle and high school students from Westmoreland County participated in PHLF’s 19th Annual Architectural Design Challenge on February 26 and 27, 2015 at Monessen High… Read More

  • Manchester: First 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. “The origin of PHLF has long taken on… Read More

  • Architecture Apprentices Propose Plans for Homestead Lot

    “The Apprenticeship Program is very rich in knowledge, learning, and experience. It really gives you a good look into the field and how it integrates in society.” ––High School Participant, Fall 2014 Eighteen high school students completed PHLF’s Architectural Apprenticeship on December 11, 2014, and presented their plans for the vacant lot at 307-09 East… Read More

  • A Look at Our Work in 2014

    Dear friends, As we enter the final month of 2014, I want to reflect on some of the specific results of our work during our 50th year in historic preservation. In education, we interacted this year with more than 10,000 people through neighborhood and downtown walking tours and creative programming for students and adults. We… Read More

  • Thank You Volunteer Interns

    For the past three months, PHLF has been fortunate to have the volunteer help of Juliana Carlino (University of Oklahoma, on-line, Art History), Mark Hirschman (LaRoche College, History), Lauren Rowland (University of Pittsburgh, History & Urban Studies), and Zachary Webster (Duquesne University, History). Together they have helped PHLF staff and docents with many school and… Read More

  • Going Places: Building Skills and Exploring Architecture

    “Thank you for taking us to the Bradford School and to dinner at the Grand Concourse. I felt fancy. I like going places!” ––Shianne On December 18, PHLF will “graduate” another group of Pittsburgh Langley middle school students from its after-school enrichment program, “Going Places: Building Skills and Exploring Architecture.” During the 11-session program in… Read More

  • 160 More Explorers, Poets, and Artists

    All fourth-grade students and all teachers (K-5) at Franklin Regional Heritage Elementary School in Murrysville participated in Poetry and Art workshops with PHLF on November 5 and 10, thanks to an invitation from Reading Specialist Valerie Piccini and funding support from the Parent-Teacher Organization. After exploring the history of their school through discussions and recollections,… Read More

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