Hazlett Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also 34th Street, part of which was originally named Hazlett Street.
Hazlett Street
Neighborhood Northview Heights
Origin of name William Hazlett

Hazlett Street is named for William Hazlett (alternatively spelled Hazelett or Haslett), who had a house in the 1860s near what is today the eastern end of Hazlett Street.[1][2] He drew up a plan of lots on his land in Reserve Township, west of Spring Garden Avenue; today this area overlaps the eastern part of Northview Heights. Hazlett Street served as an entrance to this neighborhood.[3][4][5]

Bob Regan says that Hazlett Street is named for Theodore L. Hazlett, once the executive director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority.[6] But this cannot be the right person: this Hazlett was born in 1918,[7] but "Haslett Street" appears on maps as early as 1897.[5]


  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. John Canning. "Summer Hill: A brief history of Pittsburgh's northernmost neighborhood." Northside Chronicle (Pittsburgh), Mar. 2019, pp. 6, 27. https://issuu.com/nschron/docs/march-2019-final; https://www.thenorthsidechronicle.com/summer-hill-a-brief-history-of-pittsburghs-northernmost-neighborhood/. [view source]canning
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1876-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1876
  4. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1886-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1886
  5. 5.0 5.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Northern Vicinity of Pittsburgh. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1897. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1897-plat-book-northern-pittsburgh. [view source]hopkins-1897
  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. "T. L. Hazlett, Mellon Trust head, dies." Pittsburgh Press, July 9, 1979, p. A-6. Newspapers.com 147092162. [view source]hazlett-obit