Elm Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Edmond Street, which was originally named Elm Street.
Elm Street
Neighborhoods Central Business District, Crawford-Roberts
Origin of name Elm tree
Fate Mostly wiped out in the late 1950s for the Civic Arena; final segment eliminated in 2008 for the Consol Energy Center

Elm Street ran from Bigelow Boulevard to Fifth Avenue in the Lower Hill District. George T. Fleming includes it in a list of streets named for trees.[1]

Most of Elm Street was eliminated in the late 1950s to make way for the Civic Arena,[2] leaving only a short stub from Colwell Street to Fifth Avenue. The last bit disappeared in 2008 when the Consol Energy Center was built (today's PPG Paints Arena).


  1. George T. Fleming. "History told in Pittsburgh street names: Some commemorative designations have been lost, but others are still in use to recall the story of their selection: Haphazard municipal nomenclature." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Nov. 29, 1914, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85906737. [view source]fleming-history-told
  2. Walter C. Kidney. A Past Still Alive: The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation celebrates twenty-five years, pp. 8–11. Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, Pittsburgh, 1989, ISBN 0-916670-13-9. LCCN 89-62940. [view source]kidney-past