North Side (Pittsburgh)

North Side (Pittsburgh)

Row houses in the Mexican War Streets

North Side (sometimes written as Northside) refers to the region of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, located to the north of the Allegheny River and the Ohio River.[1] The term "North Side" does not refer to a specific neighborhood, but rather to a disparate collection of contiguous neighborhoods.

The neighborhoods that make up the North Side of Pittsburgh include: Allegheny Center, Allegheny West, Brighton Heights, California-Kirkbride, Central Northside, Chateau, East Allegheny, Fineview, Manchester, Marshall-Shadeland, North Shore, Northview Heights, Perry North, Perry South, Spring Garden, Spring Hill–City View, Summer Hill, and Troy Hill.

The North Side has seven hills (Observatory, Monument, Troy, Spring, Seminary, Fineview, and Mt. Troy).


  • History and famous residents 1
  • Places of interest 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History and famous residents

In 1828, the borough of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, was incorporated where the North Side now stands. It had a population of 1,000. In 1880, Allegheny was incorporated as a city. The City of Allegheny was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907, and became known as the North Side.

Historians claim that the Felix Brunot mansion on Stockton Avenue (Jehovah's Witnesses at a house in the old city of Allegheny.

Mary Cassatt was born on Rebecca Street in 1844. Today, Rebecca Street has become Reedsdale Street (in the North Shore neighborhood). If the house had not been torn down for Highway Route 65, it would be facing Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Central Northside) when he created the Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in an attempt to create something as impressive as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

The first World Series was played at Exposition Park by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (now known as the Boston Red Sox) in 1903.

Gus & Yia-Yia's Iceball Stand, selling fresh popcorn, peanuts, and old-fashioned iceballs (similar to snow cones) hand-scraped from a block of ice, has been in West Park since 1934. The "orange concession stand with a brightly colored umbrella" is something of an unofficial Pittsburgh landmark during the summer months.

A 20 acre Allis-Chalmers transformer factory provided as many as 2,600 jobs[2] to the area from 1897 until closing in the Summer of 1975.[3][4]

Places of interest

Victorian houses in Allegheny West

See also

List of Pittsburgh neighborhoods


  1. ^ "City of Pittsburgh Maps". City of Pittsburgh. Retrieved December 7, 2009. 
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  3. ^ Smock, Douglas (June 20, 1975), "'"Allis plant material to be 'cannibalized, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA) 
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External links

  • City of Pittsburgh's Central Northside page
  • Feature in the Charleston Gazette