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Remember Shopping at Sears on the Northside?

Nov 3, 2018 | | 5 comments

The Holiday Seasons always bring out nostalgic thoughts.  Shopping for gifts and holiday sales is what comes to my mind often when I have a flashback caused by a certain feel of the day, or other abstract reasons.   Born in 1967, my shopping memories on the Northside include my mother buying shoes at S&S on … read more

Northside Streetcar Collection at Mayfly Nov 10 & 11…

Nov 3, 2018 | | Say something

NOVEMBER 2018   The Allegheny City Historic Gallery will be displaying it’s Northside Streetcar Collection on November 10th & 11th at Mayfly Market & Deli located at 1327 Arch Street (Mexican War Streets).  Come and see beautiful images from the many eras including the 50’s & 60’s when brick streets and tracks dominated the Northside landscape. … read more

ACHG Receives Work Space at Alloy 26 in Nova Place…

Nov 3, 2018 | | Say something

The Allegheny City Historic Gallery was given transitional work space at Alloy 26 in Nova Place, located in the former spot of Woolworth’s in Allegheny Center Mall.  The space was acquired through Alloy 26’s Fellowship Program offered to Pittsburgh based startups, entrepreneurs, makers & other great organizations doing awesome things. (For organizations with under 5 … read more

ACHG returns to Mexican War Street Society to Tell Supernatural History of Northside. Thursday, Oct 25

Oct 22, 2018 | | Say something

Bill & Kim Gandy from the Allegheny City Historic Gallery will be giving a presentation to the Mexican War Streets Society about supernatural occurrences on the Northside at their annual membership meeting.  Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm..  The event will take place at the City of Asylum Bookstore, located at 40 West North Avenue.  This our 2nd … read more

ACHG will be displaying Manchester’s past at MCC during November & December…

Oct 21, 2018 | | 2 comments

  The Allegheny City Historic Gallery is working with Manchester Citizens Council to create a make-shift Manchester Historic Gallery during the months of November and December in the reception room at MCC headquarters.  We will be displaying some of the best Manchester photos in our collection, and others.  It will be free to the public. … read more

Allegheny City Historic Gallery Moving into Old McNaugher Middle School.

Oct 21, 2018 | | Say something

On October 3, 2018. Bill & Kim Gandy signed a lease with the North Side Partnership Project to be located on the 1st floor of old McNaugher school, located on Maple Avenue in the neighborhood of Perry Hilltop. We are planning to attract an eclectic mix of people to the neighborhood. We are also planning … read more

Let us Give you $10 To Donate to Northside History… Courtesy of IOBY!

Oct 21, 2018 | | Say something

We are currently raising funds and taking donations for rent & supplies our new location at the former McNaugher Middle School in the Perry Hilltop Neighborhood.  We have an online fundraising campaign with IOBY who has partnered with the Buhl Foundation & One Northside to help Northside organizations to meet their fundraising goal by matching … read more

J.C. Reed Candy Company, 1521 Monterey Street, Northside

May 31, 2018 | | 4 comments

Since Allegheny City the Northside has been filled with entrepreneurial families which helped create the backbone and identity of our neighborhood.  Seeking to uncover as much Northside history as we can, we truly appreciate family histories because they were our neighbors, friends and relatives.  They are the true pulse of the Northside’s heartbeat.  Sharon Gilmore … read more

The Eclectic History of 8 West North Avenue…

Mar 22, 2018 | | 11 comments

It is very possible that Northside is about to lose one of it’s most noteworthy and historic blocks.  On March 12, 2018 more than 3,000 residents in the Mexican War Streets and Central Northside voted for a motion to tear down 4, 6 & 8 North Avenue.  This is now the official position of the … read more

ACHG Newsletter Feb 2018. Remembering Northside Streetcars!

Feb 8, 2018 | | Say something

A TIME WHEN RAILS RULED THE NORTHSIDE Not too long ago, the rail system disappeared on the Northside. During Northside’s Allegheny City incarnation, rails where everywhere. Not only were there streetcars, but also 4 known inclines. The rail system was very important to the growth of Allegheny City as well as early Northside. In 1868 … read more