Bellefonte Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Not to be confused with Bellefield Avenue. See also 44th Street, which was once named Bellefonte (or Bellefontaine) Street.
Bellefonte Street
Neighborhood Shadyside
Oak Street (until 1881)

This street appears, unlabeled, in the 1872 Hopkins atlas.[1] It was originally named Oak Street.[2] This name conflicted with Oak Alley downtown (later Ogle Way), so it was renamed Bellefonte Street by a city ordinance in 1881.[2][3]


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 63. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. 2.0 2.1 "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882