Collections

1st Ward, North Shore, Lower Federal Gallery

Feb 16, 2017 | | Say something

Allegheny Center Gallery

Jul 17, 2016 | | Say something

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

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

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

Objects from the Past on Display at the ACHG

Apr 5, 2016 | | Say something

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

Event Today – Northside Churches & Breweries

Mar 26, 2016 | | Say something

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

ACHG finds great postcard collection

Dec 17, 2014 | | 2 comments

Many of the best historic collections come from current and former residents of the Northside/Allegheny City.  Northside photographers like Bob Rathke, Betty Muschar, Bonnie Gilbert, Kim Gandy and more has provided us with priceless views of Northside, many of which were displayed on Facebook.  There are others, like Terry Mowery who have an impressive collection … read more