Eads Street

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Eads Street
Neighborhood Arlington
Green Street (until 1923)

This street was originally named Green Street. It appears in the 1905 Hopkins atlas.[1] It was renamed Eads Street in 1923 to fix the duplication with Green Street in the Hill District.[2]

Bob Regan includes "Eads" in his "Streets of Pittsburgh" crossword puzzle, clued as "Combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River at Saint Louis, connecting Saint Louis and East Saint Louis, Illinois, designed and constructed by a Pittsburgh company."[3] This is a plausible origin of the name, though James Buchanan Eads himself, the designer of the bridge, had no connection to Pittsburgh.


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 3. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1905-plat-book-southern-pittsburgh; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1905
  2. "An ordinance changing the names of various streets, avenues, lanes, roads, alleys and ways in the Sixteenth Ward (formerly St. Clair Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1923, no. 447. Passed Nov. 26, 1923; approved Nov. 30, 1923. Ordinance Book 35, p. 13. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1923, appendix, pp. 330–333, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Google Books XkEtAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223980; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1923). [view source]ordinance-1923-447
  3. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 183–186. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan