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

  • Thank You Interns

    Two interns from the University of Pittsburgh––Kirsten Armstrong and Luke Meyer––and a graduate student from Duquesne University––Lauren Van Zandt––volunteered their time as interns with PHLF, January through April. They helped especially with PHLF’s educational programs and in writing a series of stories on “PHLF’s Greatest Saves,” in honor of our fiftieth anniversary. We thank Kirsten,… Read More

  • Windows Restored at “Woodville Plantation”

    Thanks to a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant, Neville House Associates was able to fund the restoration of 23 windows in the National Historic Landmark historic house museum dating back to the eighteenth century. “This may be some of the earliest window glass made in the Pittsburgh area,” said John Kelly, “and we were very careful… Read More

  • Search Buildings of Western PA Using PHLF Database

    The Buildings of Western Pennsylvania Searchable Database is a resource containing over 1,700 data fields documenting the contents of the collection of research materials assembled for the writing of Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania (University of Virginia Press in association with the Society of Architectural Historians, 2010). Compiled in File Maker Pro, the… Read More

  • 2015 Historic Religious Properties Grant Recipients

    The Historic Religious Properties Grant committee has awarded $59,301 in matching grants for physical improvements to nine Allegheny County historic religious properties. Five other congregations were awarded technical assistance grants for ongoing building restoration and maintenance projects. These funds are critical in helping owners of historic religious properties undertake and plan a variety of physical… Read More

  • The Mexican War Streets: Third 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. Traveling back to the North Side, this month’s… Read More

  • 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

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