Hoover Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Hoover Street
Neighborhood Sheraden
Eichenlaub Street (1869–1880)
Hill Street (1880–1908)

This street was originally Eichenlaub Street, laid out in 1869 for N. P. Sawyer as part of a village he called Ashchenaz.[1] This was one of the two "E" streets in an alphabetical sequence of street names in Sawyer's plan that went from A to P (see Tybee Street).

In 1880 Ashchenaz was re-subdivided by Andrew Patterson and renamed Sheridan (later spelled Sheraden). In this new plan, the former Eichenlaub Street became Hill Street.[2][3]

The borough of Sheraden was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1907.[4][5] The next year many streets in Sheraden were renamed, and Hill Street became Hoover Street.[6] The street is almost certainly not named for Herbert Hoover (1874–1964), 31st President of the United States (1929–1933), who was not widely known in 1908.

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References

  1. "Boro of Ashchenaz plan of lots situate in Chartiers Tow'p laid out for N. P. Sawyer." Laid out June 1869; recorded Sept. 21, 1880, Plan Book 6, pp. 223–225. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779448. [view source]ashchenaz-plan
  2. "Sheridan: Plan of lots situated in Chartiers Twp. Allegheny County Pa." Laid out Apr. 1880; recorded May 12, 1880, Plan Book 6, pp. 212–214. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779433. [view source]sheridan-plan
  3. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 26. 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
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 11. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  5. Mark A. Connelly. "Sheraden Borough–Pittsburgh City 1907 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. https://www.localgeohistory.pro/en/pa/event/sheraden-borough-pittsburgh-city-1907-merger/. [view source]lgeo-sheraden-annexation
  6. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Forty-third ward (formerly the Borough of Sheraden) of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1908, no. 393. Passed July 9, 1908; approved July 13, 1908. Ordinance Book 19, p. 496. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, appendix, pp. 210–214, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordselect1907) and Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, appendix, pp. 210–214, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordcommon1907). [view source]ordinance-1908-393