Historic Preservation Board
- 5:00 p.m.
- Third Monday of every month
- Municipal building, Room C
The Historic Preservation Board is made up of seven members who are selected at large each serve three-year terms.
DutiesAdvises the Mt. Lebanon Commission on matters relating to:
- Historic preservation
- Identifying significant structures or sites within the municipality
- Recommending a historic marker system
- Recommending nominations for the National Register of Historic Places
- Monitoring developments in historic preservation
- Working to educate Mt. Lebanon property owners on preservation issues
- Other tasks related to preserving the community
For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Staff Liaison Laura Pace Lilley at (412) 343-3552.
Voluntary Suggested Design Guidelines for Virginia Manor
Mt. Lebanon’s historic preservation board worked with T & B Planning, Inc., consultants for several months on design guidelines for Virginia Manor. After public meetings and discussion, the Commission decided to make these guidelines voluntary. The final design guidelines and information that led to the Commission decision appear below.
Please review the final proposed guidelines below:
Virginia Manor Voluntary Design Guide Final Draft (9/24/15)
Virginia Manor Public Meeting 9/10/2015 presentation
Draft Proposed Guidelines (9/4/2015)
Virginia Manor Public Meeting 8/13/2015 presentation
August 13, 2015 Guideline Video Presentation
Local Historic District Designation—The Basics
Virginia Manor Public Meeting Summary Points - May 19, 2015
Virginia Manor Presentation
The document below, prepared by the public information office, poses frequently asked questions and answers about Local Historic Districts.
Frequent Asked Questions - Proposed Virginia Manor Local Historic District
Historic Preservation Overview: PowerPoint 2013
If you have any questions, please contact Staff Liaison Public Information Officer Susan Morgans at (412) 343-3780, and refer to the Mt. Lebanon Cultural Resource Survey (final report).
Lebomag article on your house in the historic district
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.
Living with Styles – The Houses of Mt. Lebanon Series
- Living with Styles - complete book
- Postwar Traditionals
- Ranches and Split-Levels
God’s Own Mansions Series
- Colonial Style Churches
- Two Cathedral-Like Churches
- “Parish Gothic” Churches
- A Church as a House and a House as a Church
- The Synagogues
- Modern Churches
Preservation Road Series
- Becoming Community Stewards
- Rejuvenate Your Landscape
- Stained Glass
- Walls, Steps, Walks & Driveways
- Windows – As Important to a Home as Eyes to a Face
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.
- Historic Designation Map
- PHMC's National Register fact sheet: http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/Portal/Communities/BHP/nr_fact_sheet.pdf
- The National Park Services National Register site: http://www.nps.gov/nr/
- Consultant Skelly & Loy site: http://www.skellyloy.com/services/culturalresources/desc/index.cfm?ID=47
- Historic Moment for Mt. Lebanon blogpost: http://lebomag.com/13398/historic-moments-for-mt-lebanon-neighborhods/
- 2014 National Register of Historic Places Registration Form