Frazier Street

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Frazier Street
Neighborhood South Oakland
Origin of name John Fraser

Frazier Street appears in the 1852 map of R. E. McGowin.[1] It is named for John Fraser (1721–1773), also spelled Frazier, a trader and guide who had a cabin at the mouth of Turtle Creek.[2][3][4][5][6] George Washington stopped at Fraser's cabin twice in 1753 during his expedition to Fort Le Boeuf, once going and once returning.[3][7]


  1. 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. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  2. George T. Fleming. "Tale of French success at the Point: History of Contrecoeur's expedition to the Forks of the Ohio is recalled: Invasion in force: Stories of Ensign Ward's surrender and the building of old Fort Du Quesue [sic]: Historic street names." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Feb. 14, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85897872. [view source]fleming-french-success
  3. 3.0 3.1 George T. Fleming. "Oakland once beautiful suburb: Much interesting history to be evolved from street names in that district: John Fraser, pioneer." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Jan. 16, 1916, sec. 6, p. 6. 85762578. [view source]fleming-oakland
  4. Gilbert Love. "What's in a name? A lot!: Titles of city streets recall persons famed in U. S. history: From Golden Triangle eastward, thoroughfares list great and near great of colonial and revolutionary days." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 12, 1944, p. 9. 147946752. [view source]love-titles
  5. Clifford C. Ham. Marilyn P. Ham, ed. Historic Oakland: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Articles from The Oakland Newspaper: 1989–1995, p. 15. Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, Pittsburgh, 2007. [view source]ham
  6. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 69. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  7. George T. Fleming. "Stories of Lawrenceville: Part of the city which was once rich in names recalling the stirring days of early Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Jan. 24, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85751412. [view source]fleming-lawrenceville