Lyndhurst Drive

From Pittsburgh Streets
Lyndhurst Drive
Neighborhood Point Breeze
Origin of name Lyndhurst, the estate of William and Mary C. Thaw

Lyndhurst Drive is named for Lyndhurst, the mansion built by William Thaw, Sr. (1818–1889), in 1888[1] or 1889.[2] The Thaw mansion was in turn named for another mansion named Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York, built by Alexander Jackson Davis and purchased by Jay Gould in 1880.[2]

The Pittsburgh Lyndhurst was demolished in 1944,[1] and the next year a plan of lots named Lyndhurst was laid out over the grounds, including Lyndhurst Drive.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Melanie Linn Gutowski. Pittsburgh's Mansions, cover, pp. [2], 22–26. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2013, ISBN 978-1-4671-2015-9. LCCN 2013931868. [view source]gutowski
  2. 2.0 2.1 Franklin Toker. Pittsburgh: A new portrait, pp. 300–301. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-8229-4371-6. LCCN 2009022903. [view source]toker-new
  3. "An ordinance approving a plan of lots named 'Lyndhurst' in the Fourteenth ward of the City of Pittsburgh laid out by Morris A. Paul; accepting the dedication of Lyndhurst drive and an unnamed way for pedestrians and utilities, as shown thereon, for public highway purposes; opening the same and naming Lyndhurst drive; fixing the width and position of the sidewalks, roadway and berm on Lyndhurst drive, providing for slopes, landscaping, retaining walls and steps, and establishing the grade thereof." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1945, no. 138. Passed Apr. 30, 1945; approved May 1, 1945. Ordinance Book 53, p. 597. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1945, appendix, p. 87, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1945). [view source]ordinance-1945-138