We are a community-based, advocacy organization that believes everyone deserves a voice in preserving our city's heritage.


Our Mission

Preservation Pittsburgh is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to preserving our region's historic, architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. Its purpose is to assist individuals and organizations in preserving the integrity of the architecture and physical surroundings they value.

Members, who include both professional preservationists and interested citizens, are united by their concern that the future of Pittsburgh's irreplaceable architectural and landscape treasures is in jeopardy.

Preservation Pittsburgh's primary goal is to promote the importance of preservation issues in the deliberations and decisions of public officials, private groups, developers and the general public.

Preservation Pittsburgh advocates for the protection of Pittsburgh’s historic architecture, culture and landscape. We fulfill our mission by:

  • identifying resources and collaborative opportunities for preservation in our region’s neighborhoods and with partner organizations;
  • developing innovative ideas and incentives for stewardship of our region’s unique sense of place and heritage; and
  • advancing sound public planning and development policies that recognize preservation as an integral part of healthy sustainable communities.

How will we know it’s us without our past?
— -John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath