Jerome Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Jerome Street
Neighborhood Westwood
Origin of name Jerome Kearns
Brown Avenue (until 1927)
Origin of name Brown University

Jerome Street appears in the 1905 Hopkins atlas.[1] It is named for Jerome Kearns, who once owned the land through which it runs.[2][3]

The westernmost part of Jerome Street appears as Brown Avenue in the 1905 Hopkins atlas as part of the Westwood Plan,[1] laid out by C. B. Harmon.[4] It was named for Brown University. Nearly all of the avenues in this plan were originally named for colleges and universities;[5] in addition to Brown Avenue, the plan included the following:[1]

In 1927, after the annexation of Westwood into the city of Pittsburgh, Brown Avenue was made part of Jerome Street because they were approximately in alignment.[6][7]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1905
  2. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 23. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886.; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1886
  3. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 11. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1896.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1896
  4. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 7, plate 22. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1917, revised 1928.; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1917-vol-7
  5. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 60. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  6. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes, alleys and ways in the Twenty-eighth Ward (formerly Westwood Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 244. Passed Mar. 28, 1927; approved Mar. 31, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 448. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 211–212, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Google Books cZfgUddPQR0C; HathiTrust uiug.30112109819802; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). [view source]ordinance-1927-244
  7. "Street names in Westwood are changed: Thirty-one given new designations to avoid duplication." Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 29, 1927, p. 5. 88713819. [view source]street-names-in-westwood