Historic Preservation Board

Meetings


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • Third Monday of every month
  • Municipal building, Room C

Board Members


The Historic Preservation Board is made up of seven members who are selected at large each serve three-year terms. The current board includes members with backgrounds in architecture, real estate and sustainability.

Duties


  • Advises the Mt. Lebanon Commission on matters relating to historic preservation.
  • Works to educate the community about historic preservation and what makes Mt. Lebanon special. 
  • Serves as a resource for community members regarding rehabilitation of their properties.

For More Information



If you have any questions, please contact Staff Liaison Laura Pace Lilley at (412) 343-3552. Have an idea for a renovation to your property and want help from the Historic Preservation Board? please e-mail lpace@mtlebanon.org.

National Register District



Mt. Lebanon has a National Register Historic District of 4,400 properties that was established in 2014. Here are some websites that provide background information.

Preservation Briefs



The National Park Service’s Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic homes and buildings. They assist historic building owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to starting work. The briefs are especially useful to Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program applicants because they recommend methods and approaches for rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their historic character.

Published Articles





The following articles spotlighting historic Mt. Lebanon architecture were written by members of the Historic Preservation Board and first appeared in the indicated issues of mtl, Mt. Lebanon magazine.

Preservation Road Series

Preservation Road is a series of articles that provide practical ways property owners can identify, maintain, and preserve the historic qualities of their homes. The articles not only detail how to properly preserve certain features of your home, but ​give ​examples of how cost-effective maintenance can help reduce expensive repairs or replacement down the road.



God’s Own Mansions Series

God’s Own Mansions is a series of articles that provide detailed information on the era, design, and historic significance of 15 churches and synagogues in Mt. Lebanon.



Living with Styles – The Houses of Mt. Lebanon Series


  • Living with Styles - complete book by John Conti
The Way We Were


Interested in the story of Mt. Lebanon? The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon is its guardian. The valuable resource is a nonproft located at 200 Lebanon Avenue, Mt. Lebanon. It is a separate entity from the preservation board and is not run by the municipality.
Learn about it: http://lebohistory.org/