Hopper Place

From Pittsburgh Streets
Hopper Place
Hopper Place sign with hopper.jpg
The street sign at the corner of Hopper Place and Railroad Street, with the eponymous hopper in the background.
Neighborhood Strip District
Origin of name Large industrial hopper on the site
The industrial hopper for which Hopper Place is named.

The name Hopper Place was approved by a city ordinance in 2019.[1] It is named for a large stainless-steel hopper, still standing on the riverfront, that formerly held glue for the manufacturing of cardboard boxes by the Packaging Corporation of America.[2]


  1. "Ordinance accepting a new street name, HOPPER PLACE in the Sixth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh as per recommendation by the City of Pittsburgh Addressing Committee (CPAC). The following street name was approved by CPAC in April 2019. The name listed in this ordinance shall be made official in accordance with the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Chapter 420 Uniform Street Naming and Addressing." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 2019, no. 26. Passed July 9, 2019; approved July 11, 2019. https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3993783&GUID=EA9F15D1-2E5A-43D8-8C52-623AB5D308FC. [view source]ordinance-2019-26
  2. "75 Hopper Place." Oxford Development Company. https://oxforddevelopment.com/project/75-hopper-place/. [view source]hopper-place