Belgreen Place

From Pittsburgh Streets
Belgreen Place
Neighborhood South Oakland
Craft Avenue (until 1903)
Origin of name James S. Craft
Girty Place (1903–1926)
Origin of name James Girty

Belgreen Place was originally part of Craft Avenue.[1] By 1882 it had been separated from the rest of Craft Avenue and shortened to just a block long, between Ward Street and Boquet Street (today's Dawson Street), along the property of James Girty,[2] but was still considered part of Craft Avenue.[3] It was named Girty Place, for James Girty, by a city ordinance in 1903.[4] It was renamed Belgreen Place in 1926, after M. E. Greenberg requested that the name be changed.[5][6][7]

See also


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  3. Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plate 19. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1889.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1889-vol-2
  4. "An ordinance giving the name of Girty Place to a twenty-five foot street, situate about 310 feet south of Wilmot street, and running from Bouquet street to Ward street, located and opened in James Girty's plan as Craft avenue." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1903, no. 291. Passed Nov. 30, 1903; approved Dec. 9, 1903. Ordinance Book 15, p. 453. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1903–1904, appendix, p. 126, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1904 (Google Books Ab9EAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1903). [view source]ordinance-1903-291
  5. Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1926, proceedings, p. 607. Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh. Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1926. This book has several parts: index to proceedings, pp. 3–100; proceedings, pp. 1–933; index to appendix, pp. 1–48; and appendix (containing ordinances and resolutions), pp. 1–597. [view source]municipal-record-1926
  6. "Ask council to consider changing of street names." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Oct. 12, 1926, p. 3. 86467328. [view source]ask-council
  7. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1926, no. 532. Passed Oct. 18, 1926; approved Oct. 20, 1926. Ordinance Book 37, p. 649. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1926, appendix, p. 393, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1926). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Oct. 23, 1926, p. 19 ( 88200629), and Oct. 25, p. 15 ( 88200723). [view source]ordinance-1926-532