Bluff Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Bluff Street
Neighborhood Bluff
Origin of name The bluff along which it runs
Bank Street (1830s)
Origin of name The steep slope at the top of which it runs

Maps from the 1830s show a street here, at the edge of Ayres Hill, called Bank Street,[1][2] named for the steep slope, or bank, at the top of which it ran.

It was changed to Bluff Street by 1842,[3][4] named for the bluff along which it runs.

See also


  1. Jean Barbeau and Lewis Keyon. Map of Pittsburgh and Its Environs. N. B. Molineux, Pittsburgh, 1830. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0576; [view source]barbeau
  2. Lewis Keyon. Map of Pittsburgh and Its Environs. Johnston & Stockton, Pittsburgh, 1835. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0577; 1835 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]keyon
  3. David Greer. "Unprecedented sale of lots." Daily Morning Post (Pittsburgh), Nov. 10, 1842, [p. 2]. 88168521. [view source]unprecedented
  4. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. [view source]mcgowin-1852