Breining Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Breining Street
Neighborhoods Brookline, Overbrook
Origin of name Peter Breining (or Breinig)

A road roughly in the location of modern Breining Street appears in the 1876 Hopkins atlas[1] and possibly in maps of Allegheny County from 1851 and 1862.[2][3]

The name Breining Street was given to the part of the road within Pittsburgh city limits in 1912.[4] It is named for Peter Breining (or Breinig), who lived on the road just beyond the city line at that time.[5][6][7]


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 44. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876
  2. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  3. 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
  4. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of certain avenues and streets in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth wards of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1912, no. 317. Passed May 28, 1912; approved May 31, 1912. Ordinance Book 24, p. 207. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1912, appendix, pp. 181–182, Gill Press, Pittsburgh, 1912 (Google Books 3DQwAQAAMAAJ, H8JEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096598685, uiug.30112108223873; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1912). [view source]ordinance-1912-317
  5. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 3. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1896.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1896
  6. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 10. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1905
  7. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 6, plate 16. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1916, revised 1922 and 1928.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1916-vol-6