California Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
California Avenue
Neighborhoods Brighton Heights, California-Kirkbride, Manchester, Marshall-Shadeland
Origin of name State of California

California Avenue was opened in 1873 from Strawberry Lane (today's Island Avenue) to Sedgwick Street.[1] It is named for the state of California.[2]


  1. "North Side councils: Allegheny councils held their regular semi-monthly meeting last evening." Daily Post (Pittsburgh), Aug. 15, 1873, [p. 4]. 86533299. [view source]north-side-councils
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 73. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan