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PHLF was organized in 1964 when Liverpool Street and other areas of the North Side were set to be demolished. PHLF and residents initiated the Manchester Program, the first of its kind in the U.S. for low-income and minority families in which federal, state, and local funds were used to create a restored, economically sound neighborhood, affordable to its residents. PHLF and the Manchester Citizens Corporation continue their work today.
Liverpool Street, Manchester
Pittsburgh's North Side
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.