10th Street

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For other streets that have been named 10th Street, see 10th Street (disambiguation).
10th Street
Neighborhood Central Business District
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Allegheny River
Wayne Street (until 1868)
Origin of name Anthony Wayne

The original name of 10th Street was Wayne Street, after General Anthony Wayne (1745–1796).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] This was one of the original streets of Pittsburgh, dating back to George Woods' plan of 1784, between Hand Street (today's Ninth Street) to the west and Watt Street (today's 11th Street) to the east.[12]

In 1868, Pittsburgh's modern sequence of numbered streets was created by renaming all the streets perpendicular to the Allegheny River; Wayne Street became 10th Street.[1][13][14]


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  12. George Woods. A Draught of the Town Plat of Pittsburgh, Surveyed for John Penn, Jr., and John Penn, by George Woods, May 31st 1784. 1784. Reproduced as "Original plan of Pittsburgh" in plate 19 of Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872 (Historic Pittsburgh 1872p019). [view source]woods-plat
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