Allegheny West (Pittsburgh)
Victorian housing of Allegheny West
Location of Allegheny West in Pittsburgh
|• Total||0.37 km2 (0.141 sq mi)|
Allegheny West Historic District
|Area||43 acres (17 ha). Roughly bounded by Brighton Road, Jabok Way, Ridge and Allegheny Avenues.|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|NRHP reference #||78002334|
|Added to NRHP||November 2, 1978|
|Designated CPHD||November 26, 1990|
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).[page needed]
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.
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.
841 North Lincoln Avenue, built in 1878.
Gertrude Stein's birthplace (February 3, 1874) and childhood home, at 850 Beech Avenue.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, built in 1885, at 957 West North Avenue.
Joseph Horne House, built in 1889, at 838 North Lincoln Avenue.
Harry Darlington House, built circa 1890, at 721 Brighton Road.
Calvary United Methodist Church, built from 1892 to 1895, at Allegheny Avenue and Beech Avenue (954 Beech Avenue).
Byers-Lyons House, built in 1898, at 901 Ridge Avenue.
Mary Roberts Rinehart house (Rinehart lived at this house with her family from 1907 to 1912), at 954 Beech Avenue.
B. F. Jones House, built from 1908 to 1910, at 808 Ridge Avenue.
William Penn Snyder House, built in 1911, at 852 Ridge Avenue.
Surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods
- 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.
- "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
- Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
- Toker, Franklin (1994) . Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.
- "Census:Pittsburgh" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2012.[better source needed]