Hamburg Street

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Hamburg Street
Neighborhood Ridgemont
Haudenshield-Oberhelman Street (until 1881)
Origin of name Jacob Haudenshield and A. Oberhelman

This street was originally named Haudenshield-Oberhelman Street,[1] a mouthful of a name that referred to two people who owned land adjacent to the street: Jacob Haudenshield and A. Oberhelman.[2] It was renamed Hamburg Street by a city ordinance in 1881 (which misspelled the original name as Handenschell-Oberhelman Street).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 46. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876