McCabe Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
McCabe Street
Neighborhood Stanton Heights
McKee Street (until 1911)
Origin of name David, Daniel, and John D. McKee

This street was originally named McKee Street,[1] for members of the McKee family who owned the strip of land along the west side of Hawthorne Street north of Stanton Avenue: David McKee,[2] Daniel McKee,[1] and John D. McKee.[3] The name McKee Street was approved by a city ordinance in 1895.[4]

In 1911, McKee Street was renamed McCabe Street to fix the duplication with another McKee Street in Greenfield (today Musgrave Street) and McKee Place in Oakland.[5]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  2. 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
  3. Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 3, plate 11. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-vol-3
  4. "An ordinance approving, confirming and locating certain streets, avenues and alleys, in the City of Pittsburgh, as laid out in a certain plan known as a Plan of Part of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth wards, approved by Councils, November 14, 1887, the names of said streets, avenues and alleys being as follows, to wit: Amber street, Baum street, three unnamed alleys, Coral street, Onyx street, Conrad street [now Pacific avenue], Herman street [now Atlantic avenue], Marietta street [now Mignonette street], Penn avenue, Kirkwood street, Broad street, Harvard street, Rural street, Rippey street, Margaretta street, Black street, Hays street, Stanton avenue, Jackson street, McCully street, Dunn [now Hampton street], Broadway [now Bryant street], Callowhill street, Bothwell street, Bunker Hill street, Cromwell street, Brilliant street, Martha street, Park [now President alley], George [now Greenwood street], Vine [now Venango alley], Bishop street, Palmer alley, Scott [now Standish street], Catherine alley [now Conewago alley], Maria [now Manhattan street], Leon alley, Adelphia street, Sarah [now Syracuse street], Gael alley, Summit [now Witherspoon street], Java alley, Baker street, Ballard alley, Seely street, Butler street, Autumn street, Hiland [now Highland avenue], Euclid street, St. Clair street, Mellon street, Negley [now Portland street], Negley avenue, Pacific street, Fairmount street, Wayne street, Pendleton street, Cameron street, Lloyd street, Mirage street, Cumberland street, O'Connell street, Bayne street, Maddock [now McKenzie street], Haights street, Ann [now Antietam street], Garrison [now Gallatin street], unnamed alley, from Maria [now Manhattan street], to Leon alley, Chislett street, Swan alley, Jancy street, Snow alley, Morningside avenue, Kalamazoo alley, Rebecca street, Elgin street, Jamaica alley, El Paso street, Nolo alley, Ursina avenue, Hawthorn street, McKee street, Woodbine street, Third [now Trinity street], Dragoon alley, Second [now Adelphia street], First [now Livingstone street], Marietta street, East [now Elmwood street]." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1895, no. 399. Passed Mar. 25, 1895; approved Mar. 30, 1895. Ordinance Book 10, p. 245. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1894–5, appendix, pp. 141–143, J. M. Kelly Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1894). Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, Apr. 19, 1895, p. 9 ( 141563193), Apr. 20, p. 2 ( 141563230), and Apr. 22, p. 7 ( 141563445). [view source]ordinance-1895-399
  5. "An ordinance changing the names of certain streets, avenues and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1911, no. 558. Passed Feb. 14, 1911; approved Feb. 16, 1911. Ordinance Book 22, p. 498. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1910–1911, appendix, pp. 322–323, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1911 (Google Books 0X0zAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223840; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1910). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 10, 1911, p. 13 ( 86499788), and Mar. 11, p. 13 ( 86499822). [view source]ordinance-1911-558