Aidyl Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Aidyl Avenue
Neighborhood Brookline
Origin of name Lydia Flemming

Aidyl Avenue is named for landowner Lydia Flemming. The name Aidyl is Lydia spelled backward. The name Lydia was already taken by Lydia Street in Greenfield.[1][2][3]

Another Pittsburgh-area street with a "backward" name was Llawnipsa Street in the borough of Aspinwall. It was renamed Loop Street in 1956; the name refers to a trolley turnaround that was nearby.[4][1][5][2][3] See also Sinnet Way and perhaps Pocusset Street.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles F. Danver. Pittsburghesque. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 28, 1953, Daily Magazine, [p. 1]. 89773068. [view source]danver-1953
  2. 2.0 2.1 Torsten Ove. "Site names here are out of sight: From Swamp Poodle Road to Grant Street, locales in the region bear names that are little understood or largely forgotten." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 8, 1998, pp. A-1, A-6. 94754709, 94754864. [view source]ove
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lillian Thomas. "City plays the name game." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 26, 2001, pp. C-5, C-8. 90410524, 90410540. [view source]thomas-city
  4. "Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Aspinwall, Appendix H, 'Streets and sidewalks.'" Borough of Aspinwall. [view source]aspinwall
  5. "Here's one town that refuses to be backward." Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Aug. 13, 1956, p. 37. 183506712. This Associated Press piece was also printed as "Backward Llawnipsa turned into Loop," The Sun (Baltimore), Aug. 13, 1956, p. 3 ( 375991440); and as "Compromise name for street changed," Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 13, 1956, p. 9 ( 157852196). [view source]backward