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Who are the Dedicated Archivists of Pittsburgh's North Side?

The entirely volunteer-run Allegheny City Historic Gallery gives free guided tours, hosts special events and is planning even more for 2016.




The intersection of Brighton Road and Ridge Avenue in Allegheny West, circa 1917 /  Photo COURTESY ALLEGHENY CITY HISTORIC GALLERY

 

As neighborhoods evolve, it’s easy for the details of super-local history — from bygone cultural institutions to vital civic choices — to fade. The simplest way to prevent that amnesia, according to Bill Gandy, is through photographs.

“When you see the old photos ... it gives you a new sense of pride,” he says. “It lets you know the potential that is on this side of town.”

In 2013, Gandy found an online archive filled with old photos of the North Side and began posting them to a variety of neighborhood Facebook groups; he said he was blown away by the response.
 


Within months, city councilwoman Darlene Harris approached Gandy and asked him to consider turning his appreciation for the neighborhood’s history into a gallery. The entirely volunteer-run Allegheny City Historic Gallery gives free guided tours, hosts special events and hopes to begin bringing school groups in for field trips in early 2016. It also sells neighborhood-focused T-shirts and flags, with a coloring book in the works — but Gandy is quick to point out that the gallery’s mission is about modern life, not just reminiscence.

“It gives you a new appreciation,” he says.

ALLEGHENY CITY
HISTORIC GALLERY

433 E. Ohio St., East Allegheny
412/321-3940, [northsidehistory.org]
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues-Fri, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat

––Sean Collier
 


 


Photo by Dave Arrigo, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Pirates
 

#Pirates: Best Organization in baseball

It won't end the disappointment over getting bounced from the playoffs for the second year in a row following a loss in a wildcard game, but news that the Pittsburgh Pirates are considered the best organization is baseball might help.

The trade publication Baseball America has named the Pirates their “Organization of the Year.”

“Few, if any, franchises were more effective in finding value in trades and free agency outside their system,” author Travis Sawchik writes. “Internally, there were player development successes like the maturation of a home-grown ace [Gerrit Cole]. Few teams blend analytics and traditional baseball thought as seamlessly, and arguably no franchise does a better job of compelling different players, field staff, and front office personnel to pull in the same direction.”

We're certain the Pirates can't wait to continue that trend on the field. In case you're wondering, there are just 123 days until the Pirates' home opener.

––Richard Cook

 

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