Website Updates

Northside loses one of it’s greatest neighbors…

May 7, 2017 | | 1 comment

On April 13, 2017, Northsiders lost a great neighbor and lover of his community.  Many know Mr. Dan Rooney as the heir to the Steelers football dynasty but we Northsiders knew him as a man who took walks in the park with his lifetime love Patricia. A man who picked up garbage laying around the … read more

Support Teaching Neighborhood History in our Elementary Schools

Mar 13, 2017 | | Say something

Introducing the ACHG Kids Coloring Calendar Project… Our goal is to give every Northside elementary school students grades K-5 free coloring calendars that teach neighborhood history. Pittsburgh King Pittsburgh Manchester Pittsburgh Morrow Pittsburgh Spring Hill We want to create and give away 1000 calendars.  The overall cost of the project is around $8000. To underwrite … read more

Discovering my Northside Roots

Feb 2, 2017 | | 8 comments

Some believe that as an African-American, my interest in Allegheny history is an oddity.  However as for myself, it is quite natural and normal.  I was born on the Northside as well as my children.  My father William (Billy) Gandy Sr. was also born on the Northside at St. Johns Hospital on 4-4-44.  So I … read more

Northview Heights Gallery 1980’s

Dec 8, 2016 | | Say something

Northview Heights was once part of Reserve Township, until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1931.  It’s approximately 2.5 miles from downtown and about 101.4 acres in size.  The land had a few houses and farms on it, but mostly open space.  There is also an old civil war fort located near the tower on … read more

Northview Heights Gallery 1970’s

Dec 8, 2016 | | Say something

Northview Heights was once part of Reserve Township, until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1931.  It’s approximately 2.5 miles from downtown and about 101.4 acres in size.  The land had a few houses and farms on it, but mostly open space.  There is also an old civil war fort located near the tower on … read more

Northview Heights Gallery 1960’s

Dec 8, 2016 | | Say something

Northview Heights was once part of Reserve Township, until it was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1931.  It’s approximately 2.5 miles from downtown and about 101.4 acres in size.  The land had a few houses and farms on it, but mostly open space.  There is also an old civil war fort located near the tower on … read more

The Clifton Incline… Finally a look!

Nov 19, 2016 | | 1 comment

I truly believe that all hidden things are eventually revealed in time.  This is definitely true for a history sleuth.  A couple years back I wrote a blog on inclines of Allegheny City.  Revealing that the Northside had 4 known inclines:  The Troy Hill Incline, Nunnery Hill Incline (Fineview), Ridgewood Incline & The Clifton.  In … read more

Ghosting Photos… A Glimpse into the 4th Dimension

Oct 24, 2016 | | Say something

Have you ever heard of ghosting photos?  “Ghosting” refers to a phenomenon that occurs when photographing moving objects while using a flash or light source. It is a reflection that display multiple colors as a result of the lens diaphragm. Images appear blurry.  Despite the technical reasons for ghosting, I see something much deeper than … read more

1st Year Resume – ACHG

Aug 25, 2016 | | 1 comment

The ACHG has existed as a physical location for 1 year.  We had a lot of activities, events and received much attention.  This Gallery is to show how we’ve promoted Allegheny/Northside history in this short amount of time. EXECUTIVE STAFF VOLUNTEERS EVENTS SPECIAL EVENTS & HOSTING COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS PRESS COVERAGE TO DATE Pittsburgh … read more

ACHG Visitors Gallery

Aug 25, 2016 | | Say something

The ACHG had many visitors over the past year.  Some came to drop of historic Northside photos & objects.  Others dropped in to chat & learn about the history of their neighborhood.  The Gallery drew a very diverse crowd.  There were very many visitors so we will add and update this page over the next … read more