Denver Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Denver Street
Neighborhood North Oakland
Origin of name Denver, Colorado

Denver Street was laid out in 1867 for Charles A. Colton. The other streets in the plan were Winter Street (later Wassatch Street), Dover Street, Orleans Street (today Melwood Avenue), Gold Alley (today Gold Way), Silver Alley (today Gomez Way), and Byron Street.[1][2]

Bob Regan includes "Denver" in a list of streets named for cities.[3] The theme in Colton's plan established by Gold Alley and Silver Alley might have extended to Orleans Street and Denver Street, as both New Orleans and Denver were locations of the United States Mint. The Denver Mint was established by an Act of Congress on April 21, 1862.[4]


  1. "Plan building lots situated in the City District Pitt Township: Laid out for Chas. A. Colton Esq." Laid out Aug. 1867; recorded June 3, 1869, Plan Book 3, p. 289. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778739. [view source]colton-plan
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 43. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 65. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  4. "History of the Denver Mint." United States Mint, Jan. 23, 2017. [view source]denver-mint-history