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Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side

Allegheny City A History of Pittsburgh s North Side Allegheny City known today as Pittsburgh s North Side was the third largest city in Pennsylvania when it was controversially annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in Founded in as a reserve la

  • Title: Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side
  • Author: Dan Rooney Carol Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780822944225
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Allegheny City, known today as Pittsburgh s North Side, was the third largest city in Pennsylvania when it was controversially annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907 Founded in 1787 as a reserve land tract for Revolutionary War veterans in compensation for their service, it quickly evolved into a thriving urban center with its own character, industry, and accomplishedAllegheny City, known today as Pittsburgh s North Side, was the third largest city in Pennsylvania when it was controversially annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907 Founded in 1787 as a reserve land tract for Revolutionary War veterans in compensation for their service, it quickly evolved into a thriving urban center with its own character, industry, and accomplished residents Among those to inhabit the area, which came to be known affectionately as The Ward, were Andrew Carnegie, Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Stein, Stephen Foster, and Martha Graham Once a station along the underground railroad, home to the first wire suspension bridge, and host to the first World Series, the North Side is now the site of Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, and world headquarters for corporations such as Alcoa and the H J Heinz Company.Dan Rooney, longtime North Side resident, joins local historian Carol Peterson in creating this highly engaging history of the cultural, industrial, and architectural achievements of Allegheny City from its humble beginnings until the present day The authors cover the history of the city from its origins as a simple colonial outpost and agricultural center to its rapid emergence alongside Pittsburgh as one of the most important industrial cities in the world and an engine of the American economy They explore the life of its people in this journey as they experienced war and peace, economic boom and bust, great poverty and wealth the challenges and opportunities that fused them into a strong and durable community, ready for whatever the future holds Supplemented by historic and contemporary photos, the authors take the reader on a fascinating and often surprising street level tour of this colorful, vibrant, and proud place.

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    1. This book feels like a good introduction to the history of the North Side for anyone who lives here. (I moved to the North Side from the suburbs in late 2012.) Although it touches on events and people, it's mostly about the buildings that people have built and sometimes torn down here. For example, numerous buildings are identified by their exact street address, while not a single word is written about the first World Series, which was played in part in Allegheny City. Architectural terms are us [...]

    2. Founded in 1787, Allegheny Town was a "reserve land tract" for RevolutionaryWar veterans in compensation for their service.The area affectionately became known as "The Ward".In 1907, as the third largest city in Pennsylvania, it was controversiallyannexed by the city of Pittsburgh.Today, the area is known as Pittsburgh's North Side."If you have any interest in the way American cities evolved���and if you have a particular interest in Pittsburgh���this is the book for its largest sect [...]

    3. This book is packed with historical information on the Northside. Some of it can be dry, but much of it is fascinating. Tales of the Radithor-guzzling, doomed Eben Byers, the infamous madame Nettie Gordon, the fight against incorporation into Pittsburgh, all weave a distinct tapestry. I’d love to see such close examination performed on other neighborhoods of the city.

    4. This history of Pittsburgh's North Side is very thorough. It also tells the narrative of a city's heyday followed by economic depression. So many of the beautiful historic homes were demolished, many recently enough that older residents remember them.

    5. Allegheny City is long on architectural details and has some good people stories, but I didn't find it as compelling as Lisa Miles' work of 6 years ago.

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