Ellsworth Place

From Pittsburgh Streets
Ellsworth Place
Neighborhood Shadyside
Origin of name Ellsworth Avenue

Ellsworth Place was officially opened and named in 1953.[1] It is named for its location off Ellsworth Avenue.

Bob Regan includes Ellsworth Place in his explanation of the origin of the name Ellsworth, which he says honors the memory of a General Ellsworth.[2] Ellsworth Avenue is actually named for Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth (1837–1861).[3]

See also


  1. "An ordinance accepting the dedication of Ellsworth place, from Ellsworth avenue to the southerly terminus, as laid out in Ellsworth Place Plan of Lots by Herman and Marjorie Kamin in the Seventh Ward of the City of Pittsburgh for public highway purposes, and accepting the dedication of certain additional property for the extension southwardly of Ellsworth Pl., opening and naming the same, fixing the width and position of the sidewalks and roadways, establishing the grade thereof, and accepting the grading, paving, curbing and sewering of the same." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1953, no. 372. Passed Oct. 19, 1953; approved Oct. 29, 1953. Ordinance Book 59, p. 10. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1953, appendix, pp. 262–263, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1953). [view source]ordinance-1953-372
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 68. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  3. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war