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Mexican War Streets


The historic Mexican War Streets neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side is among the places where PHLF challenged demolition policies. Instead, we acquired old buildings, restored them, and sold them to new owners thereby validating a market for housing. This central North Side neighborhood is now among the most desirable places to live because of preservation.

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Lending For Historic Preservation

As the lending arm of PHLF, Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (LCCC)—a non-profit subsidiary— advances the cause of preservation by extending loans to projects that facilitate restoration activities in historic neighborhoods throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Among the projects we financed in 2017 was a $300,000 loan to Oakglade Realty, a real estate management and investment firm serving Pittsburgh’s North Side. Our loan helped to fund the revocation of six low- to moderate-income single-family rental homes in the Perry Hilltop/Observatory Hill areas. 1226 Woodland Avenue in the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood is one of the six properties restored and improved through lending by Landmarks Community Capital.

Certified by the United States Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), LCC makes sixty percent of its loans in low-to moderate-income neighborhoods to either for-profit or non-profit developers.

Contact Senior Loan Officer, Rob Wagner ( or 412-471-5808, ext. 538) for more information or if you wish to discuss your project or to apply for a loan.

Featured Project

Oakglade Realty: Perry Hilltop/ Observatory Hill. Pittsburgh North Side.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633