Hazelwood Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Hazelwood Avenue
Neighborhoods Greenfield, Hazelwood, Squirrel Hill South
Origin of name Neighborhood of Hazelwood, named for its hazelnut trees

A road in the location of modern Hazelwood Avenue appears in the 1862 map of S. N. and F. W. Beers, running from a road that is Bigelow Street today down to the Hazelwood Station of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad.[1] It is labeled Hazelwood Avenue in the 1872 Hopkins atlas. (Actually the atlas misspells the street name as "Hazlewood," though it spells both the neighborhood and the railroad station "Hazelwood.")[2]

The neighborhood of Hazelwood was named for its abundant hazelnut trees.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]beers
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 69. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. Albert W. Bloom. "Pittsburgh today made up of many villages: City a composite of 25 to 30 municipalities whose separate identities meant much years ago." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 14, 1953, Daily Magazine, [p. 1]. Newspapers.com 89450362. [view source]bloom-villages
  4. Pittsburgh Neighborhood Alliance. An Atlas of the Hazelwood and Glen Hazel Heights Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh 1977, p. 2. 1977. Historic Pittsburgh 31735070288919; https://ucsur.pitt.edu/files/center/1977/hazelwood%20and%20glen%20hazel%20heights%20PNA%201977.pdf. [view source]pna-hazelwood
  5. Jean Bryant and Jerry Vondas. "There's a story in every neighborhood." Pittsburgh Press, Mar. 17, 1983, Weekender, pp. D-1, D-4. Newspapers.com 146457070, 146457192. [view source]bryant-vondas
  6. Joe Browne. "Streets are index of local history." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 28, 1983, p. 37. Newspapers.com 89790718. [view source]browne-streets
  7. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 42. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan