Bouquet Street

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See also Dawson Street, which was originally part of Bouquet Street.
Bouquet Street
Neighborhoods Central Oakland, North Oakland, West Oakland
Origin of name Henry Bouquet

Bouquet Street is named for Colonel Henry Bouquet (1719–1765), a Swiss soldier in the British Army. He joined General John Forbes (eponym of Forbes Avenue) in his expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1758.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Both the man and the street were formerly spelled Boquet,[12][13][6][14][7] but the original spelling seems to have been Bouquet, as written on the plaque above the entrance of the Fort Pitt Block House, which reads, "A. D. 1764 Coll Bouquet." (The plaque may not date to the original construction of the Block House, but it is mentioned as early as 1804.)[15] See Fort Street for more about the Block House.


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  2. George T. Fleming. "Henry Bouquet has place in history: Street name recalls intrepid soldier who gave block house: Victor at Bushy Run." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Mar. 21, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85418033. [view source]fleming-bouquet
  3. George T. Fleming. "Wood's [sic] plan of Pittsburgh: Thomas Vickroy's account of the survey of 1784 and parts taken in city's early life by Craig and Bayard." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 13, 1914, sec. 2, p. 2. 85908612. [view source]fleming-woods
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  11. "Street names sketch history of city: Tribute to many pioneers dimmed by time." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 26, 1936, anniversary section IV, p. 16. 88921069. [view source]street-names
  12. 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
  13. Samuel Fahnestock. Fahnestock's Pittsburgh Directory for 1850: Containing the names of the inhabitants of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, & vicinity, their occupation, places of business and dwelling houses; also, a list of the public offices, banks, &c. Geo. Parkin & Co., Pittsburgh, 1850. Historic Pittsburgh 31735055723096; Internet Archive fahnestockspitts00unse; LCCN ltf91000003. [view source]fahnestock
  14. 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
  15. Emily M. Weaver. The Fort Pitt Block House, pp. 45–46, 61, 140. History Press, Charleston, S. C., 2013, ISBN 978-1-60949-933-4. [view source]weaver-block-house