Interested in staying at a bed and breakfast in Pittsburgh? Our bed and breakfast’s historical roots run deep at Morning Glory Inn. Birmingham and East Birmingham (now called the “South Side”) was surveyed and established by the English. The first industry was glass. By 1850 almost 60 small glass shops produced more than half the country’s glass. Most of the glass for the settling of the West was shipped via the Ohio River from Birmingham, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, then the area around Fort Pitt (now known as the “Golden Triangle”) annexed Birmingham in 1872.