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John C
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the project

We believe in celebrating the diverse history of the Northside's neighborhoods, and so we're hosting historic tours.

For well over five decades the mission of the Allegheny City Society has been to preserve and interpret the history of the North Side community of Pittsburgh, which, prior to 1907 was the City of Allegheny.

The project: Rediscovering North Side Neighborhoods will include four summer evening walking tours in the summer months of 2018.

Each tour will be FREE but a donation is appreciated. The events will be broadly advertised and carefully researched and designed for interaction between tour leaders and participants.

The focus of the tour will be the process of neighborhood growth, development, and transformation. Each tour will conclude with a social hour for participants to share their thoughts about the community they have just walked through.


the steps

Programs for the Summer and Fall of 2018 are designed to continue in our mission into our 7th decade. The calendar of the events is as follows. All programs are open to all folks interested in dynamic history and contemporary features of "life on the North Side".

June 6th: "Archie's Arboretum", a walk through that section of the Allegheny Commons Park presently referred to as The Groves. We will gather at 7pm at the corner of Brighton Road and Ridge Avenue and conclude our walk by stopping at Gus' Ice Ball Stand on West Ohio.

June 20th: The "Heart of Riverview Park", a walk that will focus on teh story of the Allegheny Observatory, the Riverview merry-go-round, the Bear Pit, and the Chapel. We will gather at 7pm at teh Riverview Park office located at the park end of Riverview Avenue. The tour will conclude with a bottle of Blennd.

Wednesday, July 11th: "The Banks of the Ohio", a riverwalk in the newly designated city neighborhood of Chateau. We will gather at 7pm at the former location of the Franklin Beach where Franklin Street ends at the river, and then walk along the Ohio bank looking at the many past features of the area as well as sspeculate about plans for future development. We might event catch a site of the deer herd on Brunot's Island.

Wednesday, August 1st: "Riverview's Bridle Trail". We will gather at 7pm at the 'blocked off' David Avenue entrance to the Riverview Park and then head off on the pathways that connect Cabing #1, the old ice skating pond, Riverview's original swimming pool, and end up at Snyder's Point.


All these summer tours are free and open to all, but a donation would be appreciated to support our programming. Thank you!


why we're doing it

We believe in celebrating the diverse history of the Northside's neighborhoods, and so we're hosting historic tours.


$1000 for marketing this free event to our Northside neighbors.

$2,000 for researching the history of our four featured neighborhoods and developing the walking history stories for the tour.

$2,000 for printing historic story handouts for attendees.

$1,00 for food and materials during the historic tour events. 


Project Subtotal =  $6,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $180
Total to raise on ioby = $6,215



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