History

Strength in Diversity

Spring Garden and East Deutschtown are adjoining sister neighborhoods on Pittsburgh's beautiful and historic Northside.

 

Our proud working-class history serves us well today in the form of independent-minded practicality and deep community commitment. Our neighborhood is beloved by its residents, with Spring Garden having one of the most stable owner-occupied housing stocks in the city. Not only that, we are hands-down the most convenient neighborhood, with unparalleled access to rivers, highways and world-class attractions. 

 

Nestled between Spring Hill, Troy Hill and the Allegheny River, we have young families, retirees, artists, small businesses and commercial enterprises within our boundaries.  

 

Our diversity is our strength, and we carry on a long legacy of passionate community solidarity. 

Our neighborhood was settled in the late 19th century by German and Austrian immigrants and first-generation descendents. Many of the initial residents worked in the food processing plants and tanneries located in the area.

 

In 1848, three breweries opened on the site where the Penn Brewery exists today.  Three of the original brewery buildings remain.
 

Annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907, this area comprised the eastern expansion of Allegheny City center.

 

The H.J. Heinz Factory was originally constructed between 1912 and 1931 and represented the heart of the food processing operations of this iconic company for years.