Available Properties

There are nearly 600 vacant and tax delinquent residential properties across Wilkinsburg, and numerous ways to acquire them, depending on the status of the property. Below is a map of these properties, which were field surveyed by WCDC staff during summer 2017. All property data is public and can be downloaded at the WPRDC.

In May 2015, the WCDC hosted the first Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour. Due to the success of the first tour, a second one was held in May 2016. Five homes were featured each year, and in 2016, a commercial property was added to the tour. Featured homes from 2015 & 2016 are listed below.

Disclaimer: Some properties listed here may not be eligible for acquisition. They are only potential candidates. Please reach out to the WCDC staff for help navigating the acquisition process.

1329 Singer Pl.

  • Built in 1910 and designed by architect, Howard K. Jones
  • 2,700 sq. ft. of living space includes 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, hardwood floors, and original woodwork
  • Historic neighborhood – across the street from the Singer Mansion
  • Potential good fit for the Vacant Property Recovery Program

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718 Whitney Ave.

  • Built in 1915 by Mary M. Hughes Havner & George W. Havner
  • 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Located in the historic Hamnett Place neighborhood, across the street from Frank Conrad’s family home

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816 South Ave.

  • Built in 1903 by Samuel & Jane McKee; home was sold to Vernon Covell, a bridge engineer known for the Three Sisters Bridges and other local landmarks,  in 1906 and has been in the same family ever since
  • 1,800 sq. ft. of living space includes 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms
  • Owner is still living and willing to negotiate a sale

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831 Rebecca Ave.

  • Built in 1900 by Alonzo C. & Ida B. Ecker
  • 2,700 sq ft. of living space, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Located in the historic Hamnett Place neighborhood

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744 South Ave.

  • Built in 1892 by Sarah & William Freeman
  • 2,665 sq. ft. of living space includes 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms
  • Next door to the historic Second Presbyterian Church at South & Mulberry
  • Near the business district, busway & Ferguson Playground

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818 South Ave.

  • Built in 1893 by Samuel H. McKee
  • 2,365 sq. ft of living space, currently set up as a 3-family multi-unit
  • Across the street from the Boys & Girl’s Club
  • Near the business district, busway & Ferguson Playground

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708 Whitney Ave.

  • Built in 1897 by John Reid
  • Traditional Queen Anne architectural style
  • 2,310 sq. ft. of living space includes 4 bedrooms
  • Adjacent to the busway and Whitney Ave. tunnel

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744 Franklin Ave.

  • Built in 1897 by James & Margaret Wilson
  • 2,118 sq. ft. of living spaces includes 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
  • Near the business district and busway
  • Near historic St. James RC Church and PHLF renovations

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817 Rebecca Ave.

  • Built in 1898 by John Burns
  • 3,389 sq. ft. of living space, currently set up as a 4-family multi-unit
  • Near several renovated homes, including PHLF renovations
  • Near the business district, busway, and other amenities

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Want to learn more about vacant properties in Wilkinsburg?

Email info@wilkinsburgcdc.org or call (412) 727-7855.