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

  • 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

  • Langley Students Create Collages of Places Explored

    The final session of Going Places: Building Skills and Exploring Architecture on February 20 was a whirlwind of activity. Middle School students from Pittsburgh Langley created collages incorporating photos of places they had explored and activities they had participated in during the after-school enrichment program offered by PHLF. In creating the collages, the students were… Read More

  • Special Warhol Tour on March 15 for Members

    Click here to register for a special tour of The Andy Warhol Museum on Pittsburgh’s North Side on Saturday, March 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. The members-only tour is limited to 30 people and the fee for PHLF members (and for members of the Carnegie) is $10 per person. Patrick Moore, Deputy Director of… Read More

  • 2014 Historic Religious Properties Grants Announced

    David Vater, Chair of PHLF’s Historic Religious Properties (HRP) Committee, announced its 2014 Historic Religious Properties Awards during a reception on February 26. More than 60 representatives from congregations throughout Allegheny County attended, along with new PHLF members. The total HRP grant amount awarded was $97,155. This year requests totaled just over $112,000. Twelve congregations… Read More

  • Historic Religious Properties Matching Grants Awarded

    PHLF’s Historic Religious Properties (HRP) Committee will be awarding 12 matching grants and 2 Technical Assistance Awards to congregations throughout Allegheny County during a special reception on February 26. Contributions from PHLF members, friends, and several private foundations in 2013 are helping fund this new cycle of matching grants. We thank all our donors! “We… Read More

  • New Book Receives Praise and Is Selling Well

    Drop-Dead Gorgeous; Splendid; Now I must go to Pittsburgh! More than 950 copies of Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Notable Modern Buildings and Their Architects, by Albert M. Tannler, have been distributed since the book’s release on December 19, 2013. That total includes the donation of more than 300 books to public and school… Read More

  • PPS Students Create Poetry and Art and Discuss Careers

                Experiences beyond the classroom enrich what happens inside of the classroom. . . . Thank you for allowing so many of our students to see life and culture beyond the  confines of their neighborhoods––and to experience, grow, and learn in such a positive, fulfilling, and rewarding way. ––Pittsburgh Banksville Teacher Pittsburgh Banksville (Grade 5)… Read More

  • Fairbanks Feature: Railroad “Works”

    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 No. 20 Presentation Fairbanks Feature: Railroad “Works” The building of locomotives in the United States in the 1880s and up to the second World War was a… Read More

  • Download and read the latest PHLF News

    Download and read the lastest PHLF News, No 179, December 2013. Click for complete PDF copy.

  • 500 Smithfield: Inside the Former Mellon Bank Building

    During the summer of 2012, PNC Financial Services Group asked PHLF what we knew about the former Mellon Bank building, a City of Pittsburgh Historic Structure. The building was designed and built 1923-24; the New York architects were Trowbridge & Livingston, who designed the Gulf Building, in association with E. P. Mellon (a family member)…. Read More

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