Brewery Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Brewery Street
Neighborhood Bluff
Origin of name John Gorman's brewery
Fate Vacated in 1952

Brewery Street ran from Second Avenue south to the Monongahela River over the ground where the Allegheny County Jail now stands.[1][2][3][4][5] It was named for the brewery of John Gorman,[6] which appears in the 1830 map of Jean Barbeau and Lewis Keyon.[7] The street was vacated in 1952.[8]


  1. 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
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  4. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  5. Alexander Gross. Pittsburgh and Vicinity: Featuring transit lines and house numbers. Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953. Published with Alexander Gross, The Complete Street Guide to Pittsburgh and 16 Nearby Suburbs: With large map of Pittsburgh and suburbs; streets, house numbers, transportation lines, places of interest, churches, etc., etc., Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953 ( PghStreets1953M). A slightly different version entitled The Premier Map of Pittsburgh and Vicinity is reproduced in Sam Stephenson, ed., Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh project, pp. 22–23, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2023, ISBN 978-0-226-82483-3 (LCCN 2022055151). [view source]gross-map
  6. Edward P. Vidunas. "Brewer streets." Pittsburgh Brewers: Every brewery ever in Pittsburgh, Aug. 4, 2015.; archived at [view source]vidunas-brewer-streets
  7. Jean Barbeau and Lewis Keyon. Map of Pittsburgh and Its Environs. N. B. Molineux, Pittsburgh, 1830. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0576; [view source]barbeau
  8. "An ordinance vacating Brewery street from Second avenue to its southerly terminus, and Blatz way, from Brewery street to its easterly terminus." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1952, no. 454. Passed Nov. 17, 1952; approved Nov. 19, 1952. Ordinance Book 58, p. 320. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1952, appendix, p. 271, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1952). [view source]ordinance-1952-454