Maple Terrace

From Pittsburgh Streets
Maple Terrace
Neighborhood Mount Washington
Origin of name Maple trees along the street
Spring Street (until 1881)
Stanwix Street (1881–1896)
Origin of name John Stanwix

This street appears in the 1872 Hopkins atlas as Spring Street.[1] It was renamed Stanwix Street in 1881,[2][3] for John Stanwix (1690–1766), the same man for whom Stanwix Street downtown is named today.[4] Stanwix Street, or at least the block between Virginia Avenue and Halpin Street, was renamed Maple Terrace in 1896 for the rows of maple trees that had been planted along the street.[4][5][6] Though the renaming ordinance applied only to one block, it seems to have been taken to apply to the whole street. The full length of the street is labeled Maple Terrace in the 1910 Hopkins atlas,[7] and a 1910 city ordinance establishing the names of all streets in the city listed "Maple Terrace, from Grandview av. to Halpin, 19th wd."[8]

See also


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234, Herald Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1881 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  4. 4.0 4.1 George T. Fleming. "History recalled by street names: Stanwix brings to mind many important happenings in the early days of the Western Pennsylvania settlement." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 6, 1914, sec. 2, p. 8. 85907599. [view source]fleming-history-recalled
  5. "An ordinance changing the name of Stanwix street, between Virginia avenue and Halpin street to 'Maple terrace.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1896, no. 40. Passed June 12, 1896; approved June 15, 1896. Ordinance Book 11, p. 121. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, June 27, 1896, p. 8 ( 141581182), and June 30, p. 11 ( 141581351); and in the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, June 29, 1896, p. 7 ( 85459769). [view source]ordinance-1896-40
  6. "Two names for one street: Part of Stanwix is now known as Maple terrace: Considerable trouble to secure a name sufficiently euphonious to please some residents of the Thirty-second ward." Pittsburg Press, June 21, 1896, p. 4. 141576939. [view source]two-names
  7. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  8. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 ( 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 ( 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716