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Allegheny West
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Victorian housing of Allegheny West
Victorian housing of Allegheny West
Location of Allegheny West in Pittsburgh
Location of Allegheny West in Pittsburgh
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
 • Total 0.37 km2 (0.141 sq mi)
 • Total 462
ZIP code
15212, 15233
Allegheny West Historic District
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Area 43 acres (17 ha). Roughly bounded by Brighton Road, Jabok Way, Ridge and Allegheny Avenues.
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference No. 78002334
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 2, 1978

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).


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.

The neighborhood is the birthplace of Gertrude Stein.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 3,210
1950 3,313 3.2%
1960 2,170 −34.5%
1970 1,124 −48.2%
1980 820 −27.0%
1990 654 −20.2%
2000 508 −22.3%
2010 462 −9.1%

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