China Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
China Street
Neighborhood West End
Origin of name China
Centre Street (until 1901)

This street appears, unlabeled, in the 1872 Hopkins atlas.[1] It is shown as Centre Street in the 1882 atlas.[2] It was renamed China Street in 1901[3] to fix the duplication with Centre Avenue.

Bob Regan includes "China" in a list of streets named for countries.[4]

The street does not exist today. It was just southeast of the intersection of Greentree Road and Woodville Avenue.

See also


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 112. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  3. "An ordinance changing the name of certain avenues, streets and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1901, no. 109. Passed June 24, 1901; approved June 28, 1901. Ordinance Book 14, p. 30. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1901–1902, appendix, pp. 46–47, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1902 (Google Books vMJEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096598960; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordselect1901). Reprinted in the Pittsburg Post, July 8, 1901, p. 9 ( 86389546), and July 9, p. 9 ( 86389638); and in the Pittsburg Press, July 11, 1901, p. 9 ( 141376761), July 12, p. 11 ( 141353714), and July 13, p. 4 ( 141353981). [view source]ordinance-1901-109
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 64. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan