Ledgedale Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Ledgedale Street
Neighborhood Westwood
Princeton Avenue (until 1927)
Origin of name Princeton University

This street appears as Princeton Avenue in the 1905 Hopkins atlas as part of the Westwood Plan,[1] laid out by C. B. Harmon.[2] It was named for Princeton University. Nearly all of the avenues in this plan were originally named for colleges and universities;[3] in addition to Princeton Avenue, the plan included the following:[1]

In 1927, after the annexation of Westwood into the city of Pittsburgh, Princeton Avenue was renamed Ledgedale Street.[4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1905-plat-book-southern-pittsburgh; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1905
  2. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 7, plate 22. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1917, revised 1928. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1917-volume-7-plat-book-pittsburgh-south-side-southern; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1917-vol-7
  3. 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
  4. "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
  5. "Street names in Westwood are changed: Thirty-one given new designations to avoid duplication." Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 29, 1927, p. 5. Newspapers.com 88713819. [view source]street-names-in-westwood