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Northview Heights Gallery 1980’s

Dec 8, 2016 | | Say something
400 Block of Penfort Townhouses 1982

Northview Heights was once part of Reserve Township, until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1931.  It’s approximately 2.5 miles from downtown and about 101.4 acres in size.  The land had a few houses and farms on it, but mostly open space.  There is also an old civil war fort located near the tower on … read more

Northview Heights Gallery 1970’s

Dec 8, 2016 | | Say something
Northview Heights 1979 (4)

Northview Heights was once part of Reserve Township, until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1931.  It’s approximately 2.5 miles from downtown and about 101.4 acres in size.  The land had a few houses and farms on it, but mostly open space.  There is also an old civil war fort located near the tower on … read more

Northview Heights Gallery 1960’s

Dec 8, 2016 | | Say something
533 Mt. Pleasant Road, 1962 view from Hazlett Street, Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh

Northview Heights was once part of Reserve Township, until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1931.  It’s approximately 2.5 miles from downtown and about 101.4 acres in size.  The land had a few houses and farms on it, but mostly open space.  There is also an old civil war fort located near the tower on … read more

The Clifton Incline… Finally a look!

Nov 19, 2016 | | 1 comment
clifton-park-2016-achg-kim-gandy

I truly believe that all hidden things are eventually revealed in time.  This is definitely true for a history sleuth.  A couple years back I wrote a blog on inclines of Allegheny City.  Revealing that the Northside had 4 known inclines:  The Troy Hill Incline, Nunnery Hill Incline (Fineview), Ridgewood Incline & The Clifton.  In … read more

Ghosting Photos… A Glimpse into the 4th Dimension

Oct 24, 2016 | | Say something
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Have you ever heard of ghosting photos?  “Ghosting” refers to a phenomenon that occurs when photographing moving objects while using a flash or light source. It is a reflection that display multiple colors as a result of the lens diaphragm. Images appear blurry.  Despite the technical reasons for ghosting, I see something much deeper than … read more

1st Year Resume – ACHG

Aug 25, 2016 | | 1 comment
1 year anniversary logo created by Bill Gandy

The ACHG has existed as a physical location for 1 year.  We had a lot of activities, events and received much attention.  This Gallery is to show how we’ve promoted Allegheny/Northside history in this short amount of time. EXECUTIVE STAFF VOLUNTEERS EVENTS SPECIAL EVENTS & HOSTING COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS PRESS COVERAGE TO DATE Pittsburgh … read more

ACHG Visitors Gallery

Aug 25, 2016 | | Say something
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The ACHG had many visitors over the past year.  Some came to drop of historic Northside photos & objects.  Others dropped in to chat & learn about the history of their neighborhood.  The Gallery drew a very diverse crowd.  There were very many visitors so we will add and update this page over the next … read more

Watch these short Northside documentaries

Aug 2, 2016 | | Say something
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Hey Northsiders, For those who missed ’em; here’s the official YouTube playlist for my short Northside documentaries.   You can also find some of them uploaded directly on our Facebook page. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of them or what you’d like to see featured next. Your feedback is important … read more

ACHG is Moving…

Jul 31, 2016 | | 3 comments
Opening on August 6th. Located on 433 East Ohio Street.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the ACHG has to move in the middle of August. We are not happy with the situation however we will do whatever we must to keep Northside history alive and free. It took a while but we found another location across the street at 522 East Ohio Street (Former … read more

Allegheny Center Gallery

Jul 17, 2016 | | Say something
Allegheny Center Mall  1968-Bob Rathke

Photo gallery of Allegheny Center. This includes the Market House, Allegheny Center Mall, Carnegie Library and other surrounding businesses & institutions.  Click on any thumbnail below for photo details. Click a second time to enlarge the photo. All photos on this page are copy-written.  You are free to share online or for personal use.  If … read more