Allegheny City, Pennsylvania: 1840-1907 (Images of America Series)

Overview

Allegheny Town was established in 1784 by order of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. By 1840, the tiny wilderness community had grown in size and population to be incorporated as Allegheny City. Throughout the 19th century, Allegheny City became home to immigrants from many European countries who found work in the city's expanding commercial and industrial firms, as well such prominent Americans as Andrew Carnegie, Samuel P. Langley, Mary Cassatt, George Ferris, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. The ...

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Overview

Allegheny Town was established in 1784 by order of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. By 1840, the tiny wilderness community had grown in size and population to be incorporated as Allegheny City. Throughout the 19th century, Allegheny City became home to immigrants from many European countries who found work in the city's expanding commercial and industrial firms, as well such prominent Americans as Andrew Carnegie, Samuel P. Langley, Mary Cassatt, George Ferris, and Mary Roberts Rinehart. The citizens of Allegheny City's many neighborhoods took great pride in their city's heritage, schools, parks, and congregations. On January 1, 1907, Allegheny City was the third-largest city in Pennsylvania. By the end of that year, the city, as an autonomous municipality, no longer existed as a result of an annexation by Pittsburgh, its sister city across the river. Allegheny City: 1840-1907 documents the short history of this remarkable city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738555003
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 678,292
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The Allegheny City Society was founded in the 1950s to preserve and interpret the history of the former Allegheny City. Since its founding, the society's members and friends have contributed many artifacts, books, and photographs to the organization's archives. The images used in this work were drawn from this collection and several area repositories.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Allegheny Town     9
Allegheny City     23
Allegheny City Expands     35
Congregations     49
Caring Institutions     63
Schooling in Allegheny     75
Parks and Monuments     85
Alleghenians All     97
The Glory Years Then Annexation     109
Bibliography     127
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