History

1st Ward, North Shore, Lower Federal Gallery

Feb 16, 2017 | | Say something
James P Rooneys 1932-Jimmy Scanlon

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

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

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

Official Partners of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial!

Mar 17, 2016 | | 1 comment
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The Allegheny City Historic Gallery is now an official partner of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial! You are invited to the Incorporation Day Celebration on Friday, March 18th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. City-County Building, 414 Grant Street. There will be 2 choirs, Pop-Up History Displays and a giant cake for our city. For more information … read more

Federal Street Walking Tour

Feb 4, 2016 | | 2 comments
Federal Street Walking Tour

Walk down Federal Street and parts of East Ohio Street with the Allegheny City Historic Gallery while we tell it’s history, plus show you images of the past. It’s like a walking tour 2.0 with visual aids. The tour starts on Saturday, April 30 at 12 PM from Federal and Henderson, down to the old … read more

Dan Rooney & Carol Peterson “Allegheny City” book signing

Jul 3, 2015 | | 1 comment
Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson

Hey guys, Just a heads up for those not following us on Facebook and Instagram– On Wednesday, July 15th, Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and architectural historian Carol Peterson will be doing a book signing for their book “Allegheny City” at the Allegheny City Historic Gallery. The event will start at 6! We’re located at 433 … read more

Wine & Cheese Preview Party on Friday!

May 19, 2015 | | Say something
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We’re super excited for the Wine & Cheese Preview Party we have coming up at our location (433 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) on Friday! It’s going to be happening at 6pm and will serve as a fundraiser for the gallery. It will cost $25 per person to come in and enjoy pleasant conversations … read more