Lindberg Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Lindberg Avenue
Neighborhood Lincoln Place
Origin of name Maybe Charles Lindbergh
Walnut Street (until 1930)

This street was originally named Walnut Street. It was renamed Lindberg Avenue in 1930,[1] the year after Lincoln Place was annexed into the City of Pittsburgh, to fix the duplication with Walnut Street in Shadyside.

Bob Regan includes "Lindberg" in a list of streets named for noted historical people, but unfortunately he gives no further details.[2] It is possible that it is named for Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974), the American aviator who made the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927, but the spelling is not right.

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  1. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads, alleys and ways in the 31st Ward of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly a portion of Mifflin Township)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1930, no. 100. Passed Mar. 24, 1930; approved Mar. 31, 1930. Ordinance Book 42, p. 388. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr. 7, 1930, p. 27 ( 88824970), and Apr. 8, p. 31 ( 88825039). [view source]ordinance-1930-100
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 63. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan