Pittsburgh Streets

Smallman Street

Neighborhoods: Lower Lawrenceville, Strip District

Named for Captain (or Major) Thomas Smallman, trader and member of the garrison at Fort Pitt.[1, 3, 4, 5] He was one of the original six justices of the peace in the first courts held in Pittsburgh in 1775, at that time part of Westmoreland County and claimed by Virginia.[2]


[1]History of Allegheny County Pennsylvania: Including its early settlement and progress to the present time; a description of its historic and interesting localities; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests; improvements, resources, statistics, etc.: Also portraits of some of its prominent men, and biographies of many of its representative citizens. A. Warner & Co., Chicago, 1889, p. 481. Internet Archive historyofalleghe1889cush.

[2]History of Pittsburgh and Environs, vol. 2. American Historical Society, New York and Chicago, 1922. Google Books 3staAAAAYAAJ, TPUMAAAAYAAJ; HathiTrust 011262563.

[3]Miller, Annie Clark. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924, p. 27. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill.

[4]Regan, Bob. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, p. 73. ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5.

[5]“Street names sketch history of city: Tribute to many pioneers dimmed by time.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 26, 1936, anniversary section IV, p. 16. Newspapers.com 88921069.