Massachusetts Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Massachusetts Avenue
Neighborhood Brighton Heights
Origin of name State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Avenue appears in the 1902 Hopkins atlas.[1] It is named for the state of Massachusetts.[2] It is parallel to California Avenue and was originally near such other streets as Florida Avenue (today Fairlee Street), Kansas Alley (today Kalorama Way), Kansas Street (later Alaska Street), Michigan Avenue (today Mexico Street), and Wyoming Street (later Wortman Street).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 2, plates 12, 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1902.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1902-allegheny-vol-2
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 73. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan