Saturday, December 26, 2015

Allegheny City Historic Gallery Opens in Deutschtown

The Allegheny City Historic Gallery, displaying vintage photos of the days when our North Side section of Pittsburgh was its own city, Allegheny, has opened just up the street from us on East Ohio Street.  The gallery is a labor of love by the volunteers, and takes us back to the Victorian era when the North Side was home to Pittsburgh's robber barons.

Here's a link to a Pittsburgh Magazine blog post about the gallery.

Here's a link to the Gallery's You Tube page, featuring some fascinating films of the North Side's history.

The shot above shows the corners of Federal Street and North Avenue.  Some of the buildings are still extant, including the Garden Theater, which is being redeveloped into a restaurant.

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