Brighton Place

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Brightridge Street, which was originally named Brighton Place.
Brighton Place
Neighborhood California-Kirkbride
Origin of name Its location off Brighton Road
Fremont Street (until 1910)
Origin of name John C. Frémont
Brighton Road (1910–1933)
Origin of name New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Flocker Street (1933–1934)

Brighton Place was originally called Fremont Street,[1] laid out and named for John C. Frémont by Alexander Hays, eponym of Hays Street, who was a veteran of the Mexican–American War.[2][3]

In 1910, a city ordinance made most of Fremont Street part of Brighton Road (the part north of Brighton Road was renamed Flocker Alley, today Flocker Street).[4] However, this did not provide a good route into the business district. In order to improve traffic flow, the southern part of Brighton Road was rerouted along Irwin Avenue in 1927–1933.[5][6][7] The old Brighton Road south of Kirkbride Street was renamed Flocker Street in 1933 to match the alley,[7] and was again renamed Brighton Place the next year.[8]

References

  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  3. Gilbert Love. "How names came." Pittsburgh Press, Aug. 11, 1952, p. 11. Newspapers.com 141584890. [view source]love
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. 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. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715
  5. "An ordinance opening Irwin avenue, in the Twenty-fifth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, from Columbus avenue to Brighton road and providing that the costs, damages and expenses occasioned thereby be assessed against and collected from properties benefited thereby." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 111. Passed Feb. 21, 1927; approved Feb. 24, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 224. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 64–65, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 3, 1927, p. 21 (Newspapers.com 88485502), and Mar. 4, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88485540). [view source]ordinance-1927-111
  6. "An ordinance widening Irwin avenue, in the Twenty-second and Twenty-fifth Wards of the City of Pittsburgh, from North avenue West to Columbus avenue and providing that the costs, damages and expenses occasioned thereby be assessed against and collected from properties benefited thereby." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 112. Passed Feb. 21, 1927; approved Feb. 24, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 225. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 65–66, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 3, 1927, p. 21 (Newspapers.com 88485502), and Mar. 4, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88485540). [view source]ordinance-1927-112
  7. 7.0 7.1 "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1933, no. 121. Passed May 29, 1933; approved May 31, 1933. Ordinance Book 45, p. 241. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1933, appendix, p. 72, City Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1933). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 5, 1933, p. 25 (Newspapers.com 89887815), and June 6, p. 23 (Newspapers.com 89888832). [view source]ordinance-1933-121
  8. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1934, no. 35. Passed Feb. 5, 1934; approved Feb. 9, 1934. Ordinance Book 45, p. 544. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1934, appendix, p. 23, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh, 1934 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1934). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 14, 1934, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88903365). [view source]ordinance-1934-35