Bennett Street

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Bennett Street
Neighborhoods East Hills, Homewood South, Homewood West

This street appears, unlabeled, in the 1872 Hopkins atlas.[1] In Grazier and Murtland's plan of lots, laid out in 1874, it is labeled Frankstown Avenue, while today's Frankstown Avenue is labeled "Old Frankstown Road now Western Ave."[2] It appears that this was an attempt to straighten out the bend in Frankstown Avenue, but it did not stick: the 1882 Hopkins atlas shows Frankstown Avenue in its modern (and original) course, while this street is labeled "Belmont Street."[3] This is probably an error by the mapmaker, as the name had been established as Bennett Street by a city ordinance in 1881.[4]


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 65. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. "Grazier and Murtland's plan of property in the 21st Ward Pittsburgh." Laid out June 1874; recorded May 1, 1876, Plan Book 6, pp. 86–87. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779343. [view source]grazier-murtland-plan
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plates 19, 20. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  4. "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