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[PDF.ePUB.MOBI]  Allegheny City Author Dan Rooney – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❰Download❯ ➼ Allegheny City Author Dan Rooney – Serv3.3pub.co.uk 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 la 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 land tract for Revolutionary War veterans in compensation for their service it uickly 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 headuarters for corporations such as Alcoa and the H J Heinz CompanyDan 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.


8 thoughts on “Allegheny City

  1. Thomas DeLair Thomas DeLair says:

    I decided to read this book because I work in Pittsburgh's North Side and wanted to know a little bit about the history I thought some of the chapters especially around the late 19th century that focused on rich people's homes to be a bit dull and I also didn't like that the pictures did not match up with the text very well Other than that I enjoyed following the chronicle of the city then neighborhood through American history and it taught me some of the basics of the streets I walk and bike through to get to work My favorite fact was that there was a cow bell store in Allegheny City in the 1840s The North Side needs cow bell


  2. Carl Stevens Carl Stevens says:

    If you would like a brick by brick history of every house built since the 18th century this book will fall just short of your ideal


  3. Casey Casey says:

    A neighborhood story An American story Very good


  4. Devyn Duffy Devyn Duffy says:

    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 used without explanation but if you don't know what they mean I don't it doesn't take away from the book's value This book is best read while in the North Side itself because it will make you want to walk around the neighborhoods looking for all the locations that are described The North Side is a pleasing blend of tradition and change Preservation efforts are described in the book but at the same time many of the historic buildings in the North Side were built as replacements for something that came before And how you feel about places can depend on where you live and when you lived there For example the authors clearly feel that the Allegheny Center development of the 1960s was a catastrophe for the old city yet to a newcomer the neighborhood feels like the best in all of Pittsburgh I don't know how useful this book would be to someone who hasn't lived in the North Side because you'll get much from this book if you know what's here today But for current residents this book should help tie the present North Side to its rich past some of which is still visible today


  5. PennsyLady (Bev) PennsyLady (Bev) says:

    Founded in 1787 Allegheny Town was a reserve land tract for RevolutionaryWar veterans in compensation for their serviceThe area affectionately became known as The WardIn 1907 as the third largest city in Pennsylvania it was controversiallyannexed by the city of PittsburghToday the area is known as Pittsburgh's North SideIf 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 section the North Side������Brian O���Neill Pittsburgh Post Gazette


  6. Jordan Jordan says:

    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


  7. Artnoose McMoose Artnoose McMoose says:

    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


  8. Tim Tim says:

    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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