Allegheny West (Pittsburgh)

Allegheny West is a historic neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's North Side. It has two zip codes of both 15233 and 15212, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 1 (North Side).[4][5][page needed]

Allegheny West
Victorian housing of Allegheny West
Victorian housing of Allegheny West
Location of Allegheny West in Pittsburgh
Location of Allegheny West in Pittsburgh
Coordinates: 40°27′7.50″N 80°0′56.79″W / 40.4520833°N 80.0157750°W / 40.4520833; -80.0157750Coordinates: 40°27′7.50″N 80°0′56.79″W / 40.4520833°N 80.0157750°W / 40.4520833; -80.0157750
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Area
 • Total0.37 km2 (0.141 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total462
ZIP code
15212, 15233
Allegheny West Historic District
Allegheny West (Pittsburgh) is located in Pittsburgh
Allegheny West (Pittsburgh)
Allegheny West (Pittsburgh) is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny West (Pittsburgh)
Allegheny West (Pittsburgh) is located in the United States
Allegheny West (Pittsburgh)
Area43 acres (17 ha). Roughly bounded by Brighton Road, Jabok Way, Ridge and Allegheny Avenues.
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference No.78002334[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 2, 1978
Designated CPHDNovember 26, 1990[2]
Designated PHLF1997[3]

HistoryEdit

The area was frequented by Native Americans until late in the 18th century. In 1787 David Redick began a survey of the area, with land to be given to Continental soldiers as part of their pay for service in the American Revolution. In 1788 lots in the area were auctioned off in Philadelphia. Houses were first built in the district in 1846-47 and streets were laid out about the same time. In the 1860s there was another boom in housing construction.[1]

In the late 19th century Ridge Avenue became known as "Millionaire's Row" with mansions built for Henry W. Oliver, William Penn Snyder, Harmar Denny, Alexander M. Byers, and others. Lincoln Avenue also became known for its mansions.[1]

The neighborhood is the birthplace of Gertrude Stein.

GalleryEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19403,210
19503,3133.2%
19602,170−34.5%
19701,124−48.2%
1980820−27.0%
1990654−20.2%
2000508−22.3%
2010462−9.1%
[6][7]

Surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoodsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Van Trump, James D. (1976). "Allegheny West Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  3. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-02-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.
  6. ^ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag0xdSSLPcUHdEo0STlkRVBpcVZEcUtwTG9wWjJTd2c#gid=0
  7. ^ "Census:Pittsburgh" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2012.[better source needed]

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