Bailey Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Abstract Avenue, which was originally named Bailey Avenue.
Bailey Avenue
Neighborhoods Allentown, Mount Washington
Origin of name John H. Bailey or the Bailey family

Bailey Avenue is named for John H. Bailey (1830–1897),[1][2] associate judge of the Court of Common Pleas (1877–1887),[3][4][5][6][7] or perhaps the Bailey family generally.[3] Most of this eastern portion of Mount Washington was once the estates of the Bailey family.[3][8]

The intersecting Judicial Street also owes its name to Judge Bailey.[3]


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  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 61. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 George T. Fleming. "History told in Pittsburgh street names: Some commemorative designations have been lost, but others are still in use to recall the story of their selection: Haphazard municipal nomenclature." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Nov. 29, 1914, sec. 5, p. 2. 85906737. [view source]fleming-history-told
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  6. The Twentieth Century Bench and Bar of Pennsylvania, vol. 2. H. C. Cooper, Jr., Bro. & Co., Chicago, 1903. Google Books JkRGAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive twentiethcentury02chic, twentiethcentury02unse_0. [view source]twentieth-2
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  8. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882