Horace Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Horace Street
Neighborhoods Bluff, Central Business District
Fate Eliminated in the 1950s or 1960s
Hill Street (until 1910)

There used to be a street that connected the east end of Third Avenue to Shingiss Street near its intersection with Locust Street. This street appears, unlabeled, in the 1852 map of R. E. McGowin;[1] it is named Hill Street in the 1872 Hopkins atlas.[2]

In 1910, over 900 streets were renamed in order to fix duplicates, and Hill Street was changed to Horace Street.[3]

Horace Street later became a ramp from the Boulevard of the Allies to the Liberty Bridge.[4] It seems to have disappeared in the 1950s or 1960s when the Crosstown Boulevard was built.

See also


  1. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/32269/. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715
  4. "An ordinance granting the consent of the City of Pittsburgh to the County of Allegheny to enter upon certain streets in the City of Pittsburgh for the purpose of constructing a ramp connection between the Forbes Street Approach to the Liberty Bridge and the Bouelvard [sic] of the Allies, authorizing and directing the Mayor and the Director of Public Works to execute an agreement on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh with the said County of Allegheny in the form herein provided." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1929, no. 492. Passed July 15, 1929; approved July 22, 1929. Ordinance Book 41, p. 492. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1929, appendix, pp. 363–364, Kaufman Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1929). [view source]ordinance-1929-492