Graham Street

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Graham Street
Neighborhoods Bloomfield, Friendship, Garfield, Shadyside
Origin of name Joseph Graham

This street appears, unlabeled, in the 1882 Hopkins atlas;[1] it is labeled Graham Street in the 1890 edition.[2] It is named for Joseph Graham, who lived on the east side of the street just north of the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad.[3][1][2]

Graham Street was divided into North Graham Street and South Graham Street on either side of Penn Avenue by a city ordinance in 1915.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  2. 2.0 2.1 Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 4. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-vol-4
  3. Martha L. Berg. "From the Archives: The Lay of the Land." Rodef Shalom Congregation, 2023. [view source]berg
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1915, no. 117. Passed Apr. 28, 1915; approved Apr. 29, 1915. Ordinance Book 26, p. 615. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1915, appendix, pp. 99–103, Arlington Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1915 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1915). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, May 7, 1915, sporting section, p. 4 ( 88028157), May 8, p. 15 ( 88028802), and May 10, p. 11 ( 88030672). [view source]ordinance-1915-117