Brushton Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Brushton Avenue
Neighborhoods Homewood North, Homewood South, Point Breeze North
Origin of name Former borough of Brushton, named for Jared M. Brush

Brushton Avenue is named for the former borough of Brushton, which in turn is named for Jared M. Brush (1814–1895), mayor of Pittsburgh from 1869 to 1872.[1][2][3] Brushton was annexed by the city of Pittsburgh in 1894.[4]


  1. George T. Fleming. "Wylie avenue home of many officials: Main thoroughfare to Hill district plays prominent part in city's history: Old time memories." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Oct. 24, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85899235. [view source]fleming-wylie
  2. Pittsburgh Neighborhood Alliance. An Atlas of the Homewood-Brushton Neighborhood of Pittsburgh 1977, p. 2. 1977. Historic Pittsburgh 31735070289008; [view source]pna-homewood-brushton
  3. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 52. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  4. Mark A. Connelly. "Brushton Borough–Pittsburgh City 1894 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-brushton-annexation