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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 2018 was a $104,000 loan to Dan Harris, to renovate the commercial building at 1018 Penn Avenue for retail and studio space. The building is located within the Wilkinsburg Historic District that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 2018 through PHLF’s efforts and with community support.

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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1018 Penn Avenue: Wilkinsburg Historic District

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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