Bishop Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Bishop Street
Neighborhood Morningside
Origin of name Ann Sutton, née Bishop

Bishop Street is listed in an 1881 ordinance establishing the names of all streets in Pittsburgh.[1] It appears in the 1882 Hopkins atlas.[2]

The street was laid out as part of a plan by Samuel Garrison.[2] Bishop was the maiden name of Garrison's mother-in-law, Ann Sutton.[3]

Bob Regan includes "Bishop" in his "Streets of Pittsburgh" crossword puzzle, clued as "In chess a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color."[4] Unfortunately this is just a dictionary definition of the word bishop and gives no information about the origin of the name.


  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
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 21. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  3. John W. Jordan. Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, vol. V, p. 1458. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1915. Google Books PWHQ8QPD0fYC; Internet Archive encyclopediaofpe05jord; [view source]ency-pa-biog-5
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 183–186. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan