Graham Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
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. 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