Preserving the history and character of the Mexican War Streets through restoration, outreach, advocacy, and preservation awareness


Founded in 1969, the Mexican War Streets Society (MWSS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing and preserving the colorful personality of our homes, promoting resident camaraderie, and inviting visitors and new residents to discover one of Pittsburgh’s most historic communities.

Welcome to the neighborhood!



Find out about our organization, mission, projects, the history of our neighborhood, and more.

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Ready to take the next step? Become an MWSS member, attend one of our events and volunteer.

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“We may live in Victorian houses, but we don’t lead Victorian lives.”