May 2017 marked the 55th anniversary of the Allegheny West Civic Council. While we look forward to another five decades of Pittsburgh’s smallest neighborhood, we’re also looking back at how this neighborhood came to be – not in the 1860s and 70s, but in the 1960s and 70s and right up to today. Learn about the people that have called – and do call – its tree-lined streets and historic houses home.
Years after its time as a corner of Allegheny City, the modern history of Allegheny West gets its start in the Urban Renewal that swept through much of Pittsburgh. Though slated to be demolished in the name of progress, a committed band of residents fought to preserve both a link to the past and a timeless way of living. Learn about the interesting twists and turns of this story in the words of neighbor John DeSantis.