Flocker Street

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Flocker Street
Neighborhood Perry South

Flocker Street was originally part of Fremont Street,[1] laid out and named for John C. Frémont by Alexander Hays, eponym of Hays Street, who was a veteran of the Mexican–American War.[2] See also Brighton Place.

In 1910, a city ordinance made most of Fremont Street part of Brighton Road, but the part north of Brighton Road was renamed Flocker Alley.[3] It became Flocker Way in 1914 as a consequence of a city ordinance that changed all alleys to ways.[4]

Brighton Road was rerouted along Irwin Avenue in 1927–1933,[5][6][7] and the old Brighton Road south of Kirkbride Street was renamed Flocker Street to match Flocker Way.[7] It seems that the whole length came to be regarded as a street rather than a way. Flocker Street south of Kirkbride was changed to Brighton Place in 1934,[8] but the part north of Kirkbride remains Flocker Street to this day.

References

  1. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1910-atlas-greater-pittsburgh; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1910
  2. 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
  3. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715
  4. "An ordinance changing the name 'Alley' on every thoroughfare in the City of Pittsburgh, to 'Way.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1914, no. 402. Passed Nov. 10, 1914; approved Nov. 16, 1914. Ordinance Book 26, p. 360. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Nov. 23, 1914, p. 11 (Newspapers.com 86505785), and Nov. 24, p. 12 (Newspapers.com 86505809). [view source]ordinance-1914-402
  5. "An ordinance opening Irwin avenue, in the Twenty-fifth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, from Columbus avenue to Brighton road and providing that the costs, damages and expenses occasioned thereby be assessed against and collected from properties benefited thereby." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 111. Passed Feb. 21, 1927; approved Feb. 24, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 224. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 64–65, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 3, 1927, p. 21 (Newspapers.com 88485502), and Mar. 4, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88485540). [view source]ordinance-1927-111
  6. "An ordinance widening Irwin avenue, in the Twenty-second and Twenty-fifth Wards of the City of Pittsburgh, from North avenue West to Columbus avenue and providing that the costs, damages and expenses occasioned thereby be assessed against and collected from properties benefited thereby." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 112. Passed Feb. 21, 1927; approved Feb. 24, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 225. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 65–66, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 3, 1927, p. 21 (Newspapers.com 88485502), and Mar. 4, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88485540). [view source]ordinance-1927-112
  7. 7.0 7.1 "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1933, no. 121. Passed May 29, 1933; approved May 31, 1933. Ordinance Book 45, p. 241. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1933, appendix, p. 72, City Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1933). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 5, 1933, p. 25 (Newspapers.com 89887815), and June 6, p. 23 (Newspapers.com 89888832). [view source]ordinance-1933-121
  8. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1934, no. 35. Passed Feb. 5, 1934; approved Feb. 9, 1934. Ordinance Book 45, p. 544. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1934, appendix, p. 23, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh, 1934 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1934). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 14, 1934, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88903365). [view source]ordinance-1934-35