Madison Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Madison Avenue
Neighborhood East Allegheny
East Lane (1788 – ca. 1867)

This was originally East Lane,[1] laid out as part of the "Reserve Tract of Land Opposite Pittsburgh" in 1787 by David Redick[2][3] and named on December 12, 1788, by the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.[4]

"East Lane" appears on maps as late as 1867.[5][6][7] A mention of Madison Avenue can be found in a newspaper column from that year,[8] so this was likely about the time the name was changed.

See also


  1. George T. Fleming. "Growth of city in century is great: Celebration of charter anniversary directs attention to progress made: Noteworthy events." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Mar. 12, 1916, sec. 5, p. 2. 85766545. [view source]fleming-growth
  2. Reserve Tract of Land Opposite Pittsburgh. L. J. Richards & Co., 1863. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0084. Reprinted in Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson, Allegheny City: A history of Pittsburgh's North Side, pp. 2–3, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2013, ISBN 978-0-8229-4422-5 (LCCN 2012047727). A variation entitled City of Allegheny 100 Years Ago is reprinted in Walter C. Kidney and Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr., Allegheny, p. 2, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1975 (LCCN 75-43276), and in Allegheny City Society, Allegheny City, 1840–1907, pp. 10–11, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2007, ISBN 978-0-7385-5500-3 (LCCN 2007927944). [view source]reserve-tract
  3. Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson. Allegheny City: A history of Pittsburgh's North Side, pp. 2–3. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2013, ISBN 978-0-8229-4422-5. LCCN 2012047727. [view source]rooney-peterson
  4. "Old state body laid out town of Allegheny: Executive council in 1788 fixed lot prices and furnished names for streets and alleys: Origin of the present parks." Pittsburg Press, Dec. 1, 1907, p. 32. 142120163. [view source]old-state-body
  5. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  6. Map of Pittsburgh and Environs: Published for the monthly magazine entitled The Iron City, a compendium of facts concerning Pittsburgh and vicinity. 1867. In The Iron City: A compendium of facts concerning Pittsburgh and vicinity, for strangers and the public generally, George W. Pittock and Kinsey McFall, Pittsburgh, 1867, following p. 132 (Internet Archive ironcitycompendi01pitt). [view source]iron-city-map
  7. Woods' New Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny and Surroundings: 1867. A. Hani, Pittsburgh, 1867. [view source]woods-1867
  8. "City matters." Pittsburgh Commercial, Aug. 12, 1867, [p. 4]. 85264244. [view source]city-matters-1867-08-12