Tagged: Bill Gandy

The Allegheny City Roots of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Apr 24, 2015 | | 3 comments

I was raised in a Jehovah’s Witness household.  We attended Allegheny Congregation located on Southside Avenue in City View.  My mother was baptized into the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1975.  I was 7 years old at the time.  She was introduced to the religion a couple years earlier by a woman named Sister Russell who lived … read more

A Brief History of Northview Heights – 1960’s

Apr 13, 2015 | | 65 comments

I have very fond memories of Northview Heights.  My family moved to 883 Mt. Pleasant Road in Northview Heights from Howard Street in 1968.   Lamar/Williams Street ran across our back yard leading to Penfort Street going West, and the Northside Drive-In going East.  In the fall we had a clear shot from the back … read more

Inclines of Allegheny City

Mar 9, 2015 | | 7 comments

The Pittsburgh landscape is famous for it’s hills, stadiums and triangular shape formed by the confluence.  It is also synonymous with the Duquesne and Mon inclines.  They both connect Mt. Washington to downtown.  Did you know that the Northside also had at 3 Inclines (4 if you count the Ridgewood which was moved) during it’s … read more