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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 have so far financed in 2020, is a $210,000 loan to the Fineview Citizens Council on the North Side of Pittsburgh, to help continue renovation of houses on Upper Lanark Street. The initiative will create needed quality affordable housing in the neighborhood.

Fineview Citizens Council, a non-profit organization started in 1983, to organize the community in the areas of safety, city services, beautification, recreation/events, youth services, and real estate redevelopment.  Under its current leadership, the Citizens Council is making major strides in real estate redevelopment as it continues its plan to improve Lanark Street. It owns 20 land parcels and five houses on Lanark Street as well as several other scattered parcels of land in Fineview.

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

Upper Lanark Street Improvements, North Side, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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