The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center offers workshops and seminars on home ownership, restoration, do-it-yourself work, cost-effective tips on green initiatives, and discussions on neighborhood and community development.
“…a resource center for the neighborhood and region, where people can come together to share restoration experiences, expertise and techniques, and learn from each other.”
— Arthur Ziegler, President, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center is a program of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, which opened in Wilkinsburg in October as a resource center for homeowners, prospective homeowners, re-developers and landlords.
The center will be a regional resource in the form of a meeting space for workshops ranging from housing renovation and maintenance to vacant land redevelopment or how to keep the community engaged in its ongoing revitalization.
Housed in what was a former auto repair shop and Packard Showroom Building at 744 Rebecca Ave., the resource center is the nexus of the foundation’s work in Wilkinsburg. PHLF acquired the building in 2006 through a planned gift from Jackie and Jay Johnson and the Hillman Foundation.
Additional funding from the Allegheny Foundation and Fifth Third Bank, helped PHLF convert the building into a state-of-the-art meeting space that will be a focal point for the foundation’s programming in the borough.