Chateau Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Chateau Street
Neighborhoods Chateau, Manchester
Origin of name Modification of Chartier, its original name
Chartier Street (until 1910)
Origin of name Pierre Chartier

This street was originally Chartier Street,[1][2][3] named for Pierre Chartier, an early trader, who is also the eponym of Chartiers Avenue.[4]

In 1910, three years after Allegheny was annexed to Pittsburgh, over 900 streets were renamed to fix duplicates. The name Chartier Street conflicted with Chartiers Avenue, so it was renamed Chateau Street.[5][6] Chateau is simply a modification of Chartier.[7][8][4]

The neighborhood of Chateau was named after Chateau Street when it was separated from Manchester by Route 65.[9]


  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. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, pp. 85, 88. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  4. 4.0 4.1 Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, pp. 8–9. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller
  5. "Citizens will be strangers: Hard to locate homes after city streets are renamed." Pittsburgh Post, July 28, 1909, pp. 1–2. 86422549, 86422563. [view source]citizens-will-be-strangers
  6. "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; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 ( 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 ( 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 ( 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715
  7. George T. Fleming. "Colonial history recalled by street names: Doughty, Dinwiddie, McKean and Miffline are some of the interesting historical figures." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Jan. 10, 1915, sec. 3, p. 6. 85750887. [view source]fleming-colonial
  8. George T. Fleming. "Street names recall old citizens: North Side thoroughfares called after prominent early residents: First free library." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, June 25, 1916, sec. 6, p. 2. 85766046. [view source]fleming-old-citizens
  9. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 38. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan