All posts by Bill Gandy

The Eclectic History of 8 West North Avenue…

Mar 22, 2018 | | 5 comments

It is very possible that Northside is about to lose one of it’s most noteworthy and historic blocks.  On March 12, 2018 more than 3,000 residents in the Mexican War Streets and Central Northside voted for a motion to tear down 4, 6 & 8 North Avenue.  This is now the official position of the … read more

ACHG Newsletter Feb 2018. Remembering Northside Streetcars!

Feb 8, 2018 | | Say something

A TIME WHEN RAILS RULED THE NORTHSIDE Not too long ago, the rail system disappeared on the Northside. During Northside’s Allegheny City incarnation, rails where everywhere. Not only were there streetcars, but also 4 known inclines. The rail system was very important to the growth of Allegheny City as well as early Northside. In 1868 … read more

The Ultimate Northside Streetcar Collection

Jan 7, 2018 | | Say something

The following collection of Streetcars were gathered from Northside photographers and collectors.   Check back on this gallery often as we will be adding and updating photos constantly.

Remembering The Northside Drive-In – Allegheny City Times – Online

Dec 30, 2017 | | 1 comment

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 … read more

Allegheny City Times – Online Newsletter

Dec 30, 2017 | | Say something

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 … read more

Bob Rathke Recovering from Recent Stroke

Dec 30, 2017 | | Say something

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 … read more

ACHG & Mullin’s presents a Northside New Year’s Day Brunch

Dec 30, 2017 | | Say something

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. ACHG will be displaying Northside photos from the 1950’s-1980’s. We … read more

Pittsburgh/Northside loses a Great Historian – Carol Peterson

Dec 30, 2017 | | Say something

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 … read more

Northside Then & Now…

Dec 30, 2017 | | Say something

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.

NORTHSIDE… YESTERDAY & TODAY

Nov 3, 2017 | | 2 comments

A GLIMPSE AT NORTHSIDE’S GLORIOUS PAST The Northside has undergone many changes since it’s Allegheny City days.  Before 1906 Allegheny City had many manufacturing plants, retail stores, educational institutions, a traction-rail streetcar system & 4 inclines.  For many years the Northside was able to retain it’s Market House which was built in 1863.  It was … read more