Allegheny Commons Park

Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

As part of a plan to make over Allegheny Commons Park, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy wanted to rebuild a long-demolished landmark fountain.

One problem was that the historic Northeast Fountain was something of a mystery. Its existence was well-documented: It was first built about 150 years ago, in 1868. That's right around the time what was then Allegheny City turned a former commonly held pastureland into a city park called Allegheny Commons.

Courtesy of Pittsburgh VegFest

This Saturday, fans of vegan food and animal advocacy can taste the latest meat-free cuisine, purchase organic health products and hang out with shelter cats at the fourth annual Pittsburgh VegFest.

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More than a decade after a master plan was completed for Allegheny Commons Park, a coalition is working to implement it.