Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
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PurposeTo support and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, landmarks, districts, structures, and neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1134
Region served
Primarily Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 to support the preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

In 1966, PHLF established the Revolving Fund for Preservation with a $100,000 grant from the Sarah Scaife Foundation. PHLF used the grant to purchase, restore and renovate historic inner-city properties primarily in the North Side and South Side neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, which were rented or sold to low- and moderate-income families.

Allegheny County Survey[edit]

PHLF was the first historic preservation group in the nation to undertake a countywide survey of architectural landmarks, which Co-Founders Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr.[1] and James D. Van Trump did in 1965.[2]

The foundation's historic plaque program was begun in 1968, and since that time it has awarded over 500 plaques to designate significant historical structures within Allegheny County.[3]

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  1. ^ Leonard, Kim (2010-06-30). "Beechview store loss a sign of times". Kim Leonard, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW. Trib Total Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-12. The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation studied buildings in the Broadway Avenue district with the intent of spurring activity along the Port Authority T line. "We would like to see a full, transit-oriented development that would include a grocery store," foundation President Arthur P. Ziegler Jr. said.
  2. ^ Van Trump, James D.; Arthur P. Ziegler Jr (1967). Landmark Architecture of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation's Historic Plaque Program

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