Mutual Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Mutual Street
Neighborhood Sheraden
Golden Street (1869–1880)
6½ Street (1880 – ca. 1900)
Origin of name Numbering of streets in the borough of Sheraden
Patterson Street (ca. 1890 – ca. 1900)
Origin of name Perhaps Andrew Patterson
Madison Street (ca. 1900 – 1908)
Walnut Street (ca. 1900 – 1908)

This street was originally Golden Street, laid out in 1869 for N. P. Sawyer as part of the borough of Ashchenaz.[1] This was the "G" street in an alphabetical sequence of street names in Sawyer's plan that went from A to P (see Tybee Street).

In 1880 Ashchenaz was re-subdivided by Andrew Patterson and renamed Sheridan (later spelled Sheraden). In this new plan, the former Golden Street became 6½ Street, because it lay between Sixth Street (today Sutherland Street) and Seventh Street (today Adon Street) on the other side of Chartiers Avenue.[2][3] See Faust Street for more about Sheraden's formerly numbered streets. By 1905, 6½ Street had been renamed Madison Street.[4]

South of Kelvin Street, Mutual Street was originally named Patterson Street,[5] perhaps for Andrew Patterson (though this part of the street was outside the bounds of his original plan of Sheraden). Across Middletown Road from Patterson Street was a street named Walnut Street,[5] and by 1905 Patterson Street had been renamed Walnut Street to match that street.[4]

The borough of Sheraden was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1907.[6][7] The next year most of its streets were renamed, and both Madison Street and Walnut Street became Mutual Street.[8]

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  1. "Boro of Ashchenaz plan of lots situate in Chartiers Tow'p laid out for N. P. Sawyer." Laid out June 1869; recorded Sept. 21, 1880, Plan Book 6, pp. 223–225. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779448. [view source]ashchenaz-plan
  2. "Sheridan: Plan of lots situated in Chartiers Twp. Allegheny County Pa." Laid out Apr. 1880; recorded May 12, 1880, Plan Book 6, pp. 212–214. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779433. [view source]sheridan-plan
  3. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 26. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886.; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1886
  4. 4.0 4.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 21. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1905
  5. 5.0 5.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 16. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1896.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1896
  6. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 11. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  7. Mark A. Connelly. "Sheraden Borough–Pittsburgh City 1907 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. [view source]lgeo-sheraden-annexation
  8. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Forty-third ward (formerly the Borough of Sheraden) of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1908, no. 393. Passed July 9, 1908; approved July 13, 1908. Ordinance Book 19, p. 496. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, appendix, pp. 210–214, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909 (Google Books gMBEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096598897; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordselect1907, Pghmunicipalrecordcommon1907). [view source]ordinance-1908-393