Prior to 1907 the twin cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City sat across the Allegheny river, each growing in power. After some shrewd political maneuvering by Mayor Percy Hunter the two cities were merged into one in the fall of 1907.
Allegheny City is a genuine melting pot of cultures, especially from western and eastern Europe.
Western University of Pennsylvania (WUP)
Founded in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, WUP is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. This university is a state-sponsored research institution.
- Cathedral of Learning
- One of the world's largest educational buildings, it towers over campus. The cathedral contains the Nationality Rooms, a collection of rooms built by the city's various ethnic groups.
- Frick Park
- The second-largest city park in the United States.
- Schenley Park
- Large park almost as big as Frick Park. Part of the park is accessed from campus.
- Forbes Avenue shops
- Brewed Awakening
- Franks for the Memories
- Marquis de Salade
- Men At Wok
- Smooth Operator Bikini Wax
- Tramp Stamps Tattoo Parlor
- Food and Stuff
- Prophetic Victory Fellowship Unitarian Church
- Christian Outreach Tabernacle
- Cinema Kitchen
- Arthouse theatre with one movie screen
- Brass Coyote
- Highball Taproom
- Big Sloppy Hole