Little Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Little Street
Neighborhood Lincoln Place
Origin of name Hyman T. Little

Little Street is part of a development called Roosevelt Acres, opened in 1929. The street is named for Hyman T. Little, the secretary and treasurer of the development corporation.[1]

Bob Regan includes "Little" in his "Streets of Pittsburgh" crossword puzzle, clued as "Opposite of big."[2] Unfortunately this is only a dictionary definition of the word little and gives no information about the origin of the name.


  1. "Roosevelt Acres open for public inspection: 5 new homes going up; 20 to be built: Modern homes priced for less than $10,000 each on lots 50 by 150 feet." Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, July 21, 1929, part 6, p. 6. 522973121. [view source]roosevelt-acres
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 183, 186. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan