project leader
Bill G
location
322 North Shore Drive
(Northside)
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the project

The mission of the Allegheny City Historic Gallery is to preserve and promote the history Pittsburgh’s Northside, formerly known as Allegheny City. The ACHG was initiated online about 5 years ago by native Northsider’s Bill & Kimberley Gandy. Since then we’ve created free online galleries, historic blogs, and video presentations. We also continue community outreach appearing at neighborhood events and organizations also schools and youth organizations. Grazin in the Grass (The Old Northview Heights Reunion), 1st Ward Reunion, East Street Valley Reunion and Beaver Avenue Reunions are original events that we host.

In 2015 we opened a physical location at 433 East Ohio Street with the assistance of Councilwoman Darlene Harris, the URA and online fundraising efforts. The gallery was free to the public to come and look at old images, do research and family photo exchanges. The Allegheny City Historic Gallery also hosted book signings, lectures, walking toursholiday events, tour groups, non-profit organizations and youth groups. We also created Northside memorabilia T-shirts, posters and sold old school candies. After 1 year of operation our physical location closed. Our fiscal sponsor, Northside Leadership Conference and our landlord The Historic Deutschtown Development Corporation decided not to renew our lease. There was never a good reason given, however the business that was located next to us expanded into our old location. Even-so our activities online have never ceased nor our community outreach and reunions. Please watch this video of our activities and follow this link to see our 1-year resume.

Our current goal is to open a new location for current Northsider’s to visit and those born here to have a place for memories during their pilgrimages home. We currently have a new fiscal sponsor and a new location at 322 North Shore Drive. We will continue our activities, but at accelerated pace. 

the steps

Once we obtain our fundraising goal, we will begin by buying 3 new laptops in order to continue our creations, archiving, uploading etc. We will also purchase 3 external hard drives in order to store more archives.  

Our second step will be to obtain new frames, office supplies, book shelves and filing cabinets to furnish the new location.

The next step will be to purchase T-Shirts, Old School Candy, Posters, Books and Souvenirs to create a self-sustaining gift shop.  

Finally we will use the funds to create an ACHG Kid's Calendar and give them free to Northside Elementary School Children.

why we're doing it

We do what we do for the love of the neighborhood that we were both born and raised in.

budget

The Allegheny City Historic Gallery is moving into a new physical location on the North Shore, Northside's old 1st Ward.  We will need quite and few items and cover associacted expenses to continue and expand upon our efforts to preserve and promote Northside/Allegheny City History.

3 New laptops for archiving, uploading images, colorizations and image reparation, etc..  $2,500

ACHG Kid's Calendar (500 Free to Northside Elementary School Children)   $3,200

3 External Hard Drives $300

Frames, Image Blow-Ups, Easles, Command Strips, Office Supplies  $300

Book Shelves and Filing Cabinets  $400

Old School Candy $1000

T-Shirtts, Posters, Northside Books, Souvenirs $1300

Transportation (1 year)   $1000

 

 

 



Project Subtotal =  $10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
Total to raise on ioby = $10,335

 

 

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photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Colleen(Pittsburgh: Off the Beaten Path &Local Curiosities
  • David Grinnell
  • Rachael Campbell
  • Craig Sesti