Armorhill Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Armorhill Avenue
Neighborhood New Homestead
Origin of name Modification of original name, Armor
Armor Avenue (until 1934)
Origin of name A product manufactured from steel

This street was laid out in the New Homestead plan of 1900 as Armor Avenue. Many of the street names in this plan were words relating to steelmaking or steel products.[1][2] This was an apt naming scheme for the development, which was close to and named for the borough of Homestead, famous for the Homestead Steel Works.

Armor Avenue was renamed Armorhill Avenue in 1934,[3] three years after New Homestead was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh.[4][5]


  1. "New Homestead, Mifflin Twp., Allegheny Co. Pa.: Laid out by Pittsburgh & Homestead Co." Laid out Feb. 1900; recorded May 1, 1900, Plan Book 18, pp. 1–3. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781547. [view source]new-homestead-plan
  2. Real Estate Plat-Book of the South-Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna.: From official records, private plans and actual surveys, plate 14. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1900.; [view source]hopkins-1900-southeast
  3. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and alleys in the Thirty-first Ward of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly that portion of Mifflin Township known as 'New Homestead')." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1934, no. 222. Passed July 23, 1934; approved July 24, 1934. Ordinance Book 46, p. 110. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1934, appendix, pp. 199–201, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh, 1934 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1934). [view source]ordinance-1934-222
  4. "'New Homestead' asks to join city: Mifflin Township community petitions Pittsburgh annexation." Pittsburgh Press, Dec. 9, 1930, p. 25. 146426706. [view source]new-homestead-asks
  5. "An ordinance annexing a portion of Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1931, no. 114. Passed Feb. 24, 1931; approved Feb. 27, 1931. Ordinance Book 43, p. 509. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1931, appendix, pp. 73–74, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1931). [view source]ordinance-1931-114