Bizet Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Bizet Street
Neighborhood Perry South
Origin of name Georges Bizet
Short Street (until 1896)
Origin of name Its short length
Sedan Street (1896–1925)

This street appears as Short Street in the 1890 Hopkins atlas,[1] certainly an appropriate name. It was renamed to Sedan Street in 1896[2] and then to Bizet Street in 1925.[3]

Bob Regan includes "Bizet" in a list of streets named for noted historical people;[4] the implied eponym seems to be Georges Bizet (1838–1875), French composer.

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  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 2, plate 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-allegheny-vol-2
  2. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the city of Allegheny." Allegheny city ordinance, 1896, no. 166. Passed Mar. 19, 1896; approved Mar. 23, 1896. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, Mar. 31, 1896, p. 9 ( 141573537), and Apr. 1, [p. 6] ( 141573556). [view source]ordinance-1896-166
  3. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1925, no. 175. Passed Apr. 20, 1925; approved Apr. 22, 1925. Ordinance Book 36, p. 299. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 27, 1925, p. 15 ( 88691643), and Apr. 28, [p. 21] ( 88691689). [view source]ordinance-1925-175
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 63. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan