Ladoga Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Ladoga Street
Neighborhood Sheraden
Ravine Street (1869–1880)
Origin of name The ravine between modern Tuxedo Street and Chartiers Avenue, which it crossed
Liberty Avenue (1880–1908)
11th Street (1880–1908)
Origin of name Numbering of streets in the borough of Sheraden

This street was originally named Ravine Street, laid out in 1869 for N. P. Sawyer as part of a village he called Ashchenaz.[1] It was so named because it crossed the ravine between modern Tuxedo Street and Chartiers Avenue.

In 1880 Ashchenaz was re-subdivided by Andrew Patterson and renamed Sheridan (later spelled Sheraden). In this new plan, the former Ravine Street became Liberty Avenue. The plan also included a crooked street named 11th Street that ran along the edge of the ravine.[2][3] See Faust Street for more about Sheraden's formerly numbered streets.

The borough of Sheraden was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1907.[4][5] The name Liberty Avenue conflicted with Liberty Avenue in the old city, so it was renamed the next year to Ladoga Street, which also included a short piece of the former 11th Street. (Other parts of 11th Street became Eliska Street and part of Tuxedo Street.)[6]

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  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.; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [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. [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 and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, appendix, pp. 210–214, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909 (Google Books gMBEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096598897; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordselect1907, Pghmunicipalrecordcommon1907). [view source]ordinance-1908-393