Allegheny City Society: Historical Neighborhood Tours

Allegheny City Society organizes a few walking tours every summer through Northside neighborhoods. The walks are designed to explore the changing urban environment – do a little reminiscing, learn a few unique facts about the people of the past, and attempt to grasp the factors that have made our neighborhoods a great place to live.

Join Allegheny City Society for their second walking tour of the summer – Wednesday, June 14th along Riverview Avenue at the entrance to Riverview Park at 6:30 pm.  Come explore this awesome boulevard like street and take a glimpse into the past and present of Riverview Park, a gem of the Northside.

Check out some historical photos below!


–The Home of Frank Jordan, 49 Riverview Ave, the director of the Allegheny Observatory from 1930-1941 and forces behind the creation of the Buhl Planetarium, (image date: c1920)


–Schwartz’s Market, 200 Cutler Street @ Perrysville Avenue (1930)


–The Bear Pit in Riverview Park (1913)


All images from the Pittsburgh City Photographer’s Collection, Courtesy the University of Pittsburgh Library System