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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

Watch these short Northside documentaries

Aug 2, 2016 | | Say something

Hey Northsiders, For those who missed ’em; here’s the official YouTube playlist for my short Northside documentaries.   You can also find some of them uploaded directly on our Facebook page. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of them or what you’d like to see featured next. Your feedback is important … read more

ACHG is Moving…

Jul 31, 2016 | | 3 comments

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the ACHG has to move in the middle of August. We are not happy with the situation however we will do whatever we must to keep Northside history alive and free. It took a while but we found another location across the street at 522 East Ohio Street (Former … read more

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

We’re hosting a play! “Northeastsouthwest”

Apr 15, 2016 | | Say something

No, it’s not Northside history. It eventually will be! We’ve agreed to team up with Pittsburgh Fringe Festival to host the premiere of “Northeastsouthwest” Here’s a video from our publicist Willy James, showing a sneak peak of the rehearsal and insight as to how the show came about. As a result of hosting this play, … read more

Inside the Allegheny Inn (Video Tour)

Apr 12, 2016 | | Say something

Join us as we explore the inside of the Allegheny Inn, where we’ll be hosting our East Street Valley Reunion on Saturday, April 16th. For more information, visit our Facebook link or our events page. Video by Willy James.

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

A Northside Legend Goes Viral

Apr 5, 2016 | | Say something

We recently put a picture of an old Northside legend on our Facebook page and received an overwhelming response from Northsiders who remember the legend, known by many, as “Nummy Campbell”. This launched a flurry of people who remember Mr. Campbell from their childhood. With everyone tagging their friends and family, this post reached over … read more