Ella Street

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Ella Street
Neighborhood Bloomfield
Quarry Street (1850–1870)

This street was laid out as Quarry Street in the original plan of Bloomfield by William Woolslayer in 1850.[1] Quarry Street is shown in maps from the 1850s and 1860s.[2][3][4][5]

The name was changed to Ella Street in 1870,[6][7] presumably because of duplication with Quarry Street in the Strip District.

See also


  1. "Plan of Bloomfield laid off for William Woolslayer." Laid out Oct. 1850 and Dec. 1855; recorded July 14, 1869, Plan Book 3, p. 298. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778745. [view source]bloomfield-woolslayer-plan
  2. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/32269/. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  3. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]beers
  4. Map of Pittsburgh and Environs: Published for the monthly magazine entitled The Iron City, a compendium of facts concerning Pittsburgh and vicinity. 1867. In The Iron City: A compendium of facts concerning Pittsburgh and vicinity, for strangers and the public generally, George W. Pittock and Kinsey McFall, Pittsburgh, 1867, following p. 132 (Internet Archive ironcitycompendi01pitt). [view source]iron-city-map
  5. Woods' New Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Surroundings: 1867. A. Hani, Pittsburgh, 1867. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a9c4def0-d462-0135-7cac-417576d76635. [view source]woods-1867
  6. "An ordinance for changing the name of Quarry street, in the Sixteenth ward, to Ella street." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1870. Enacted Oct. 31, 1870. In The Municipal Record: Containing the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh: Together with the ordinances, acts of assembly, &c.: With an index, vol. III—1870, p. 98, Pittsburgh Daily Commercial, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1868_20200904_2014). [view source]ordinance-1870-ella
  7. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 55. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872