Bartow Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Bartow Street
Neighborhood Westwood
Bryn Mawr Avenue (until 1922)
Origin of name Bryn Mawr College
Kenyon Avenue (until 1927)
Origin of name Kenyon College

This street appears as Kenyon Avenue (north of Noblestown Road) and Bryn Mawr Avenue (south of Noblestown Road) in the 1905 Hopkins atlas as part of the Westwood Plan,[1] laid out by C. B. Harmon.[2] These two avenues were named for Kenyon College and Bryn Mawr College, respectively. Nearly all of the avenues in this plan were originally named for colleges and universities;[3] in addition to Kenyon and Bryn Mawr Avenues, the plan included the following:[1]

After the annexations of parts of Westwood into the city of Pittsburgh, these streets were renamed: Bryn Mawr Avenue was changed to Bartow Street in 1922 to fix the duplication with Bryn Mawr Road in the Hill District,[4] and Kenyon Avenue was made part of Bartow Street in 1927.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1905
  2. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 7, plate 22. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1917, revised 1928.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1917-vol-7
  3. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 60. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of various streets, avenues, lanes, roads, alleys and ways in the Twentieth and Twenty-eighth Wards (formerly Chartiers Township)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1922, no. 336. Passed Oct. 2, 1922; approved Oct. 3, 1922. Ordinance Book 33, p. 604. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1922, appendix, pp. 238–244, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Google Books -UEtAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223972; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1922). [view source]ordinance-1922-336
  5. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes, alleys and ways in the Twenty-eighth Ward (formerly Westwood Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 244. Passed Mar. 28, 1927; approved Mar. 31, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 448. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 211–212, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Google Books cZfgUddPQR0C; HathiTrust uiug.30112109819802; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). [view source]ordinance-1927-244
  6. "Street names in Westwood are changed: Thirty-one given new designations to avoid duplication." Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 29, 1927, p. 5. 88713819. [view source]street-names-in-westwood