Government & Politics
4:56 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Strip District Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Mayor Bill Peduto announces the naming of Pittsburgh's Strip District as a National Historic District.
Mayor Bill Peduto announces the naming of Pittsburgh's Strip District as a National Historic District.
Credit Irina Zhorov/90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh’s Strip District has been added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic District.

There are currently 18 National Historic Districts registered in Pittsburgh, with the Strip District the latest addition. The 13-block area being recognized will include more than 60 buildings between 15th and 22nd streets and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church.

Michael Sriprasert, with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, said the designation is a nice honor, but it can also help drive development through tax credits and easement incentives.

“The National Registered District not only highlights the significance of the Strip District, but it also brings a number of important financing tools that can help building owners, that can help developers, do restoration, do preservation, and do more development in this area,” Sriprasert said.    

Mayor Bill Peduto was in the Strip District to help announce its new status. He said he wants “to take the best parts of Pittsburgh’s past and combine them with Pittsburgh’s future.”