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

  • 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

  • Thank You Interns

    Three students from the University of Pittsburgh––Kristy Chen (Economics), Michael Hufnagel (Communications), and Danielle Doubet (Preservation/History)––volunteered at PHLF during the past several months. “We were pleased to get to know Kristy, Danielle, and Michael,” said Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of PHLF, “and thank them for all their help with our educational programs and research activities…. Read More

  • A Note on the Fate of the Former Penn-Lincoln Hotel Building

    In a few weeks the former Penn Lincoln Hotel Building on Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg will be demolished. PHLF was among a group that made concerted efforts on various occasions to try and save and restore the building, but costs, coupled with a lack of market and the building’s deteriorating condition, resulted in this decision…. Read More

  • 150 Students Propose Solutions for Vacant Lot in Jeannette, PA

    “Now in its eighteenth year, PHLF’s annual Architectural Design Challenge continues to amaze and inspire community members, architects, city planners, and our staff,” said Karen Cahall, Education Coordinator at PHLF. This March 6 and 7, twenty-seven middle school teams and seven high school teams from various schools in Westmoreland County described their visions for renovating… Read More

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