Hobart Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Hobart Street
Neighborhood Squirrel Hill South
Origin of name Probably Garret Hobart

Hobart Street was laid out in July 1896 for D. E. Park as part of a plan of lots recorded in May 1897.[1] It was probably named for Garret Hobart (1844–1899), the 24th vice president of the United States (1897–1899) under William McKinley. Hobart had won the Republican nomination for the vice presidency in June 1896.[2]


  1. "Plan of lots situate in 22nd Ward Pittsburg laid out by Reed B. Coyle & Co. for D. E. Park Esq." Laid out July 1896; recorded May 7, 1897, Plan Book 16, pp. 92–93. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3781282. [view source]d-e-park-plan
  2. "McKinley and Hobart: In a ten-hours' session the great Convention completes its mission: The platform, gold standard and all, receives more than 800 votes: Mustering a corporal's guard, Teller and Dubois lead the forlorn bolt: Twenty-two minutes of enthusiasm over Foraker's speech for McKinley: The nomination for President made in one ballot by more than a two-thirds vote: But one roll-call on the vice presidency—a body that was all business—short nominating speeches—the new National Committee." St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 19, 1896, p. 1. Newspapers.com 571323737. [view source]mckinley-and-hobart