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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 | | Say something
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

Golden Memories – Gas Explosion of 1927

Jul 13, 2016 | | 2 comments
Manchester native, Sam Cammarata age 96 felt the impact from the giant gas tank explosion in 1927.  The impact from the blast knocked him down as he walked up the steps to enter  Manchester Elementary (old 4th Ward School).  There are many stories  in old newspapers and online, but there are very few 1st hand accounts left.  This makes Sam a very unique stitch in the Northside fabric of time.

28 Killed, Hundreds Injured in Blast! Have you ever heard of the Gas Explosion of 1927?  There was a huge gas tank explosion on the Northside in Manchester that year. Equitable Gas owned 3 large natural gas storage tanks that sat right near the river.  The one closest to the Ohio River was the largest … read more

Rare Photo of “Ray Kemp” Steelers First Black Player

May 30, 2016 | | 9 comments
James P Rooneys 1932 featuring Ray Kemp (tagged)

The Allegheny City Historic Gallery has obtained a very rare photo of Ray Kemp, the Pittsburgh Steelers (then Pirates) 1st African-American player from around 1932.  Back on April 9, 2016 we hosted a reunion for the 1st Ward.  This was Allegheny City’s oldest ward and also the area where the Rooney football legacy began.  Attending … read more

We’re hosting a play! “Northeastsouthwest”

Apr 15, 2016 | | Say something
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No, it’s not Northside history. It eventually will be! We’ve agreed to team up with Pittsburgh Fringe Festival to host the premiere of “Northeastsouthwest” Here’s a video from our publicist Willy James, showing a sneak peak of the rehearsal and insight as to how the show came about. As a result of hosting this play, … read more

Inside the Allegheny Inn (Video Tour)

Apr 12, 2016 | | Say something
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Join us as we explore the inside of the Allegheny Inn, where we’ll be hosting our East Street Valley Reunion on Saturday, April 16th. For more information, visit our Facebook link or our events page. Video by Willy James.

Objects from the Past on Display at the ACHG

Apr 5, 2016 | | Say something
This is a book of Allegheny & Pittsburgh Trade Cards.  They were used like fliers to advertise for the business.

Since opening our physical location at 433 East Ohio Street, we have received many objects from past and present Northsiders which we display in the gallery.  The collection is growing almost every day.  We wanted to share a few with you from our neighborhood’s past. This stunning collection of Trade Cards predate 1907 back when … read more

A Northside Legend Goes Viral

Apr 5, 2016 | | Say something
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We recently put a picture of an old Northside legend on our Facebook page and received an overwhelming response from Northsiders who remember the legend, known by many, as “Nummy Campbell”. This launched a flurry of people who remember Mr. Campbell from their childhood. With everyone tagging their friends and family, this post reached over … read more

Event Today – Northside Churches & Breweries

Mar 26, 2016 | | Say something
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Come to down to the gallery today (the day before Easter!) for a brief history of Allegheny/Northside Breweries & Churches. This is an interactive event featuring rare images and objects from actual Allegheny/Northside establishments. Saints and Sinners – Presented by local collector, historian, and resident Dwight Lenzner. Refreshments will be served. $5 Donation at the … read more