Copeland Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Copeland Street
Neighborhood Shadyside
Centre Street (until 1881)
Origin of name Its location in the center of McFarland's Grove plan of lots

This street was laid out as Centre Street in the McFarland's Grove plan of lots, recorded in 1865, named because it ran through the center of the plan.[1][2] After the East End was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1868,[3] this name conflicted with Centre Avenue, so it was renamed Copeland Street by a city ordinance in 1881.[4]

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  1. "Subdivision of McFarland's Grove near Shady Side Station: East Liberty, Allegheny County Penna." Recorded Oct. 16, 1865, Plan Book 3, pp. 82–83. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778520. [view source]mcfarlands-grove-plan
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 63. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. Mark A. Connelly. "Collins Township–Lawrenceville Borough–Liberty Township–Oakland Township–Peebles Township–Pitt Township to Pittsburgh City 1868 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-east-end-annexation
  4. "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