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PHLF has awarded more than 560 Historic Landmark plaques to architecturally significant sites throughout the Pittsburgh region. The plaques inform the public about the significance of a historic place and do not impose any restrictions on the property owner.
Fort Pitt Block House
Point State Park, Downtown Pittsburgh
Historic preservation can be a key to achieving social, cultural, and economic renewal. In all that we do, we are anchored by our mission to identify, save, and use significant places that are 50 years old or more as the key to renewing communities.
Historic preservation is all about real estate development. We do this on a non-profit basis, particularly for affordable housing in historic neighborhoods, and on a market basis through our wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, the Landmarks Development Corporation.
Our purpose in preservation is to not only save buildings but to improve communities by improving the quality of life. We do that, by saving buildings. Through Landmarks Community Capital Corporation, we award loans for restoration of buildings.
Through the Landmarks Development Corporation, we provide contract services in real estate development, construction management, preservation planning, and other fee-for-services work. We offer deep experience in preservation financing and utilizing tools like historic tax credits and preservation easements.
The Pittsburgh region is our classroom. Explore, create, and learn with us. Year-round, PHLF offers a variety of educational programs that bring the Pittsburgh region’s rich history and architecture to life for people of all ages and abilities.