Homewood Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Northumberland Street, which was part of Homewood Avenue from 1881 to 1901.
Homewood Avenue
Neighborhoods Homewood North, Homewood South, Point Breeze, Point Breeze North
Origin of name Homewood, the Wilkins family estate

Homewood Avenue is named for Homewood, the estate of William Wilkins (1779–1865).[1] The Homewood neighborhood (officially divided into Homewood North, Homewood South, and Homewood West) is also named for this estate.[2]


  1. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 61. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  2. Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, pp. 46–48. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller