Corliss Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Corliss Street
Neighborhoods Elliott, Esplen, Sheraden
Centre Street (until 1908)

This street was laid out as Centre Street by Edward McGinnis in 1874.[1] After Sheraden was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1907,[2] this name conflicted with Centre Avenue, so it was renamed Corliss Street the next year.[3]

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  1. "Plan of lots in Chartiers Tp. at Nimick Station P. C. & St. L. R. R. laid out by Edward McGinnis." Laid out Mar. 1874; recorded Mar. 16, 1874, Plan Book 5, pp. 253–255. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779232. [view source]edward-mcginnis-plan
  2. Mark A. Connelly. "Sheraden Borough–Pittsburgh City 1907 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-sheraden-annexation
  3. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Forty-third ward (formerly the Borough of Sheraden) of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1908, no. 393. Passed July 9, 1908; approved July 13, 1908. Ordinance Book 19, p. 496. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, appendix, pp. 210–214, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909 (Google Books gMBEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096598897; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordselect1907, Pghmunicipalrecordcommon1907). [view source]ordinance-1908-393