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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 renovation activities in historic neighborhoods throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Among the projects we financed in 2021,— and currently funding— is a $160,000 construction loan to Faith Community Partners LLC, to make facade and interior office renovations of the former GC Murphy Department Store building in Tarentum. The c. 1940 building is located at the corner of Corbet Street and Fourth Avenue, has 30,000 square feet, and is known as The Murphy Building on Corbet Street.

David Rankin, a Tarentum resident, and proprietor of the development contends that the renovation of the building, which has so far attracted three different groups of business tenants, will create an opportunity for renewed business interest in the community.

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.

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The Former GC Murphy Building in Tarentum

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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