Denisonview Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Denisonview Street
Neighborhood Westwood
Origin of name Modification of Denison, the original name, for Denison University
Denison Avenue (until 1927)
Origin of name Denison University
Shady Boulevard (until 1927)

This street appears as Denison Avenue in the 1905 Hopkins atlas as part of the Westwood Plan,[1] laid out by C. B. Harmon.[2] It was named for Denison University. Nearly all of the avenues in this plan were originally named for colleges and universities;[3] in addition to Denison Avenue, the plan included the following:[1]

In 1927, after the annexation of Westwood into the city of Pittsburgh, Denison Avenue was renamed Denisonview Street.[4][5]

The western segment of Denisonview Street, from Noblestown Road to Shadyhill Road, was originally part of Shady Boulevard (which became Shadyhill Road). This segment was made part of Denisonview Street by the same 1927 ordinance.[4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1905
  2. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 7, plate 22. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1917, revised 1928.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1917-vol-7
  3. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 60. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  4. 4.0 4.1 "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes, alleys and ways in the Twenty-eighth Ward (formerly Westwood Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 244. Passed Mar. 28, 1927; approved Mar. 31, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 448. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 211–212, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Google Books cZfgUddPQR0C; HathiTrust uiug.30112109819802; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). [view source]ordinance-1927-244
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Street names in Westwood are changed: Thirty-one given new designations to avoid duplication." Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 29, 1927, p. 5. 88713819. [view source]street-names-in-westwood