Carroll Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also 23rd Street, which was originally named Carroll Street.
Carroll Street
Neighborhood Bloomfield
Centre Street (1865–1881)
Origin of name Its location in the center of a plan of lots

This street was established as Centre Street in 1865 in a plan of lots laid out for Samuel W. Vandergrift, because it passed through the center of the plan.[1]

In 1881 an ordinance established the names of all streets in the city of Pittsburgh, renaming many of them to fix duplicates. The name Centre Street conflicted with Centre Avenue, so it was changed to Carroll Street.[2]

See also


  1. "Plan of building lots situate in Liberty Township Allegheny Co. Pa. laid out for Samuel W. Vandergrift." Laid out Oct. 12, 1865; recorded Oct. 23, 1865, Plan Book 3, p. 89. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778519. [view source]vandergrift-plan
  2. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33