Blackadore Street

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Blackadore Street
Neighborhood Homewood North
Origin of name Blackadore family

Blackadore Street is named for the Blackadore family, early settlers here.

A road in the location of modern Blackadore Street appears in an 1851 map of Allegheny County, running past the house of J. Blackadore.[1] An 1862 map labels the house L. Blackadore, and, in parentheses, "Maple Valley."[2] In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the house and surrounding land were owned by Isaac Blackadore.[3][4][5]

In a subdivision plan prepared for Andrew Mellon's Bank of Commerce in 1888, this road is labeled Blackadore Road.[6] The 1895 Hopkins atlas calls it Blackadore Avenue.[5]

Two maps from 1895 call the part of the road within Pittsburgh city limits Blackadore Street,[7][8] and this was the name that was officially established by city ordinances in 1906 and 1910.[9][10] Current Pittsburgh street signs say Blackadore Street.


  1. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  2. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 19. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876
  4. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 12. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886.; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1886
  5. 5.0 5.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., pp. 1, 30. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1895. [view source]hopkins-1895
  6. "Bank of Commerce addition, extended, at Brushton, P. R. R." Laid out Feb. 1888; recorded Oct. 5, 1888, Plan Book 8, pp. 268–269. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3780034. [view source]bank-commerce-add-ext-plan
  7. J. F. Diffenbacher. Map of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Cities. 1895. In J. F. Diffenbacher, J. F. Diffenbacher's Directory of Pittsburg and Allegheny Cities for 1895: Embracing a general directory of residences of citizens, full classified business directory, register of public institutions, benevolent societies and city government; directory of the streets, secret societies, schools and churches, fortieth annual issue, J. F. Diffenbacher, Pittsburgh, 1895 ( Pgh1895M; Google Books 8ptIwuAxp1wC; Historic Pittsburgh 31735055723278). [view source]diffenbacher-1895-map
  8. J. M. Kelly. Map of Pittsburg and Allegheny, 1895: Showing parks, boulevards, cemeteries, streets, prominent industries, street railways, steam railroads, bridges, &c., and an outline map of the proposed Greater Pittsburg, issued in connection with and as part of J. M. Kelly's Hand-Book of Greater Pittsburg. J. M. Kelly Co., Pittsburgh, 1895. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0465. [view source]kelly
  9. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Forty-first ward of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1906, no. 209. Passed Sept. 10, 1906; approved Sept. 13, 1906. Ordinance Book 18, p. 27. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1906–1907, appendix, p. 84, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1907 (Google Books 2rxEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096599013; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1906). [view source]ordinance-1906-209
  10. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 ( 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 ( 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716