The City of Pittsburgh is home to 15 historic districts. These districts are set up to preserve, rehabilitate, and continue to use historic buildings. In areas with a historic designation, the Historic Review Commission oversees any potential demolition, addition to, or alteration of the exterior of structures.
The full list and map of these districts are available here. There are also individually listed historic landmarks. A list of City-designated historic properties can be found here.
The work of the Historic Preservation planners is guided by PreservePGH, the Pittsburgh Cultural Heritage Plan, completed in 2012.
Additional Historic Preservation Resources:
- City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances Title 11: Historic Preservation
- Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Cultural Resource Database
- National Park Service Technical Briefs
- National Register Bulletin 16A: Guidelines for Completing National Register of Historic Places
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