Allegheny City Times – Online Newsletter

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Online Community Newsletter             Published by the ACHG         End of Year 2017

 

REMEMBERING THE NORTHSIDE DRIVE-IN

In the not so distant past, Northside had many places to go for entertainment.  There were social clubs like the Moose, Church Hill Tavern, The Allegheny Social Hall, Islam Grotto and more.  Family entertainment and movie theaters were also plentiful with places such as the Garden Theater, Kenyon Theater, Atlas, Hippodrome, Perry-Harris Theater, Arcadia and the Century Family Theater located on east Ohio Street.  Many newcomers to our neighborhood did not know that the Northside also hosted a Drive In Theatre->

 

 

BOB RATHKE RECOVERING FROM RECENT STROKE

Bob Rathke standing in front of the Garden Theater.

Bob Rathke suffered a severe stroke early morning on Nov 22. Bob is a major photo contributor to Northside history and the ACHG. He is also part of a legacy, his mother and uncle took Northside photos prior to him. Bob’s priceless & precious Northside photos have been featured in many publications and websites locally and nationally.   An update via his daughter-in-law Carrie Rathke->

 

 

 

ACHG & MULLIN’S PRESENTS “NORTHSIDE NEW YEARS DAY BRUNCH”

Historic Mullin’s Diner, 876 Progress Street. Near the 16th Street Bridge.

Join the Allegheny City Historic Gallery and historic Mullin’s Diner on New Year’s Day for a “Northside New Year’s Day Brunch.”  Mullin’s is located at 876 Progress Street, Northside (Near the 16th Street Bridge). The event will begin at 10 a.m and end at 1 p.m->

 

 

 

 

 

PITTSBURGH/NORTHSIDE LOSES A GREAT HISTORIAN – CAROL PETERSON

Architectural historian and author Carol Peterson standing near Sampsonia Way on the Northside.

We are sorry to report the loss of Architectural Historian and our friend Carol Peterson. We received a call on the morning of December 17, 2017 shortly after she passed away. She wrote a book with Dan Rooney called “Allegheny City” and we hosted both of these legendary figures at the ACHG for a book signing. Carol also did a video with us about the architecture of Arch Street->

 

 

 

NORTHSIDE THEN & NOW

400 Block of East Ohio Street looking West toward James Street in 1937

We like to show the major changes that the Northside has undergone during various periods.  Northside Then & Now shows pictures of the distant past next to a modern shot the exact same location.  In this newsletter we feature past and present East Ohio Street->

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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