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 is a book of Allegheny & Pittsburgh Trade Cards. They were used like fliers to advertise for the business.

This is a book of Allegheny & Pittsburgh Trade Cards. They were used like fliers to advertise for the business.

This stunning collection of Trade Cards predate 1907 back when the Northside was the City of Allegheny.  They feature various businesses located on Federal Street, Ohio Street & other areas.  The cards are very colorful and reflect late 19th century products and lifestyle.  This very old and beautiful book was contributed by Richard Ober, descendant of the famous Allegheny beer-making Ober family.  The “O” in E&O Beer.

Original stained-glass windows & programs from St. Paul's church in East Allegheny.

Original stained-glass windows & programs from St. Paul’s church in East Allegheny.

Northsider, Joan Waldschmidt brought in the original stained glass windows from St. Paul’s Evangelical Church located at the corner of East & Foreland (1st) Streets in East Allegheny.  The church was established in 1846.  It was demolished in the 1970’s to make way for i-279.

Ledger Book from the Masonic Hall located on North Avenue. The records date back to 1887 during the days of Allegheny City.

Ledger Book from the Masonic Hall located on North Avenue. The records date back to 1887 during the days of Allegheny City.

Northsider and Mason, Raymond Corcoran brought in the actual ledger book from the Masonic Hall located at North Avenue and Reddour Street in Central Allegheny.  The book and cover is in beautiful condition and recordings begin on December 2, 1887.  Over the ages, the book displays several different writing styles with the earliest being German.  The cursive writing styles are nothing short of elegant.

Come to the Allegheny City Historic Gallery Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm to see these and countless other objects & images from Northside/Allegheny’s past.

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