McNeilly Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
McNeilly Avenue
Neighborhoods Brookline, Overbrook
Origin of name McNeilly family
McConnell Avenue (1909–1925)
Heigle Street (1912–1925)
Origin of name John Heigle, Sr.

This road appears in maps of Allegheny County from 1851 and 1862.[1][2] The 1876 Hopkins atlas shows several members of the McNeilly family living along this road in the northeast corner of Scott Township: Joseph McNeilly, Andrew McNeilly, and R. McNeilly.[3]

The road, or at least the segment forming part of the southwest boundary of Pittsburgh, was called McNeilly Avenue by 1908, when it was mentioned in a plan to redraw the ward boundaries of the city.[4] Its name was changed to McConnell Avenue in 1909,[5] but it was changed back to McNeilly Avenue in 1925.[6]

Much of the southern tip of Brookline was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1912.[7][8][9] Part of the new southern city line was formed by the township road (modern McNeilly Avenue).[7][10] It was considered an unnamed street, and was given the name Heigle Street that year,[11][10] taking the name of John Heigle, Sr., who owned the land across the road from the city.[7][10] It was renamed McNeilly Avenue in 1925.[6]

References

  1. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  2. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]beers
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 36. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1876-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1876
  4. Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, p. 517. Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909. Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordcommon1907. This book has several parts: index, pp. 3–131; proceedings, pp. 1–840; index to appendix, pp. 1–93; and appendix (containing ordinances and resolutions), pp. 1–437. [view source]municipal-record-1907-1909-common
  5. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth wards of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly known as the Boroughs of West Liberty and Beechview)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1909, no. 375. Passed Oct. 14, 1909; approved Oct. 20, 1909. Ordinance Book 20, p. 614. 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. 146–150, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Nov. 11, 1909, p. 8 (Newspapers.com 86421216), and Nov. 12, p. 11 (Newspapers.com 86421491). [view source]ordinance-1909-375
  6. 6.0 6.1 "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1925, no. 175. Passed Apr. 20, 1925; approved Apr. 22, 1925. Ordinance Book 36, p. 299. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 27, 1925, p. 15 (Newspapers.com 88691643), and Apr. 28, [p. 21] (Newspapers.com 88691689). [view source]ordinance-1925-175
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "An ordinance consenting to the proposed annexation of a part of Baldwin Township, described in the petition of certain qualified voters of that part of said township proposed to be annexed, filed in the Court of Quarter Sessions of the peace, in and for the County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, at No. 61, of June sessions, 1911." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1911, no. 312. Passed Nov. 20, 1911; approved Nov. 21, 1911. Ordinance Book 23, p. 430. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh from beginning of appointed term June 10, 1911 to end of appointed term December 31, 1911, appendix, p. 126, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1911 (Google Books D7pEAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1911part2). [view source]ordinance-1911-312
  8. "Part of Brookline will be annexed: Voters of two wards give majority in favor of joining Pittsburgh; council consents." Pittsburgh Post, Dec. 28, 1911, p. 7. Newspapers.com 87684500. [view source]part-of-brookline
  9. Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1912, p. 56. Gill Press, Pittsburgh, 1912. Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1912. This book has several parts: index to proceedings, pp. 3–85; proceedings, pp. 1–863; index to appendix, pp. 1–30; and appendix (containing ordinances and resolutions), pp. 1–450. [view source]municipal-record-1912
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 6, plates 16, 27. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1916, revised 1922 and 1928. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1916-volume-6-plat-book-pittsburgh-south-side-southern; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1916-vol-6
  11. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of certain avenues and streets in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth wards of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1912, no. 317. Passed May 28, 1912; approved May 31, 1912. Ordinance Book 24, p. 207. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1912, appendix, pp. 181–182, Gill Press, Pittsburgh, 1912 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1912). [view source]ordinance-1912-317