North vs. South, in terms of Pittsburgh’s legacy


Pittsburgh's History of Hard Work

Councilman Sala Udin's illustrated a snapshot of history with his introduction of the Pittsburgh Works legislation on March 3. 1999. Our city has been about Hard Work. Sala's grandfather worked in a mill on the South Side.
  • Ordinary Hard Work
  • Union Town, Second to None
  • Our parents and grandparents locked arm and arm and were together

Our Legacy

The legacy of hard work runs throughout the entire region. What follows is more of a look at the South Side, and it builds upon that regional mind-set. What makes each part of this region different is due to our typography, but we are more similar than not.

The South Side Is NOT the Northside

The South Side's quality of life rings true with a sense of community and neighborhood balance.
Contrasting South Side to North Side
South SideNorthside
Brew HouseAlcoa's Corporate Headquarters
BeehiveThe Clark Bar
Station Square's Good Ship LollipopCarnegie Science Center's WWII Sub
Flats & SlopesMexican War Streets
South Vo TechPerry Traditional Academy
The Market House Gym, Oliver Bath House,
South H.S. Stadium
(old as dirt and still kicking)
Three Rivers Stadium
(RIP: 1970-1999+)
Video Crew visits for WQED specialBlimp visits for Monday Night Football
City TheaterPublic Theater*
Consensus Planners propped by URALiving Wage Activists
The MonThe Allegheny River
SandcastleFox Chapel Yacht Club
Great view of the new County JailGreat view of the new Convention Center
East Carson StreetAllegheny Mall
The Mon Valley ExpresswayI 279
Spiritworks and New-Age ServicesBreadworks and Easter Breads
Fixed income pensions to wives of steelworkers who forged a nation.Million dollar salaries to NFL Steelers playing an after school activity.
ShootzPenn Brewery
Too bad The Public Theater is leaving the North Side for Downtown. And, as for the Shootz and Penn Brewery comparison: shrug. You can't win them all. Shootz closed many years ago. It was a big billiards hall mixed in with a TGIF. Remember Woodson's too, once in Station Square.

The Heart needs Heart!

If you look at the heart of Pittsburgh, and begin at its center, you'll not see another section of town that has any balance like the South Side.

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo coach and publisher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit advocate organization and webmaster to the International Swim Coaches Association. Head varsity and middle-school swim coach for The Ellis School. Former candidate for public office on multiple occasions.

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