Jacksonia Street

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Jacksonia Street
Neighborhoods California-Kirkbride, Central Northside
Jackson Street (until 1910)
Jarvella Street (1910–1916)
Jackson Street North (1916–1925)

This street appears as Jackson Street in the 1830 map of Jean Barbeau and Lewis Keyon and later maps from the nineteenth century.[1][2][3][4]

In 1910, three years after the annexation of Allegheny City, over 900 streets were renamed to fix duplicates. Jackson Street was renamed Jarvella Street to avoid confusion with Jackson Street in Highland Park.[5] The origin of the name Jarvella is mysterious, except that it begins with the same letter as Jackson (a common pattern in street renamings). In a 1916 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette column, George T. Fleming derisively and sarcastically wrote, "In the Buena Vista plan of the North Side we have now Jarvella street as the northern boundary and delightfully reminiscent (?) of the eternal fitness of things that permeates, adorns, characterizes, afflicts Pittsburgh's street nomenclature."[6]

In 1916 the name Jackson was returned: the street was renamed Jackson Street North.[7] In 1925 it was renamed again, becoming Jacksonia Street.[8]

The name Jackson Street, having been bestowed no later than 1830, cannot come from the Mexican–American War like many other streets in the Mexican War Streets district.

See also

References

  1. Jean Barbeau and Lewis Keyon. Map of Pittsburgh and Its Environs. N. B. Molineux, Pittsburgh, 1830. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0576; https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/36c3ab00-57aa-0136-8f4f-08990f217bc9. [view source]barbeau
  2. Lewis Keyon. Map of Pittsburgh and Its Environs. Johnston & Stockton, Pittsburgh, 1835. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0577; 1835 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]keyon
  3. 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
  4. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]beers
  5. "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; 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
  6. George T. Fleming. "Stirring days recalled by streets: Spanish names bring to mind war with Mexico and its events: Pittsburgh in line." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, July 23, 1916, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85766900. [view source]fleming-stirring
  7. "An ordinance changing the names of certain streets in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1916, no. 466. Passed Oct. 30, 1916; approved Nov. 1, 1916. Ordinance Book 28, p. 127. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1916, appendix, p. 210, Eureka Printing Company, Pittsburgh, 1916 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1916). [view source]ordinance-1916-466
  8. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1925, no. 175. Passed Apr. 20, 1925; approved Apr. 22, 1925. Ordinance Book 36, p. 299. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 27, 1925, p. 15 (Newspapers.com 88691643), and Apr. 28, [p. 21] (Newspapers.com 88691689). [view source]ordinance-1925-175