Nevada Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Nevada Street
Neighborhood Swisshelm Park
Origin of name State of Nevada
North Street (until 1881)
Origin of name Northern boundary of North Homestead

This street appears as North Street in the 1876 Hopkins atlas, so named because it was the northern boundary of the small settlement of North Homestead.[1] It was changed to Nevada Street in 1881 to fix the duplication with North Street in Lawrenceville, although the same ordinance also changed the Lawrenceville street to Foster Street.[2] It is named for the state of Nevada.[3]

See also


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 13. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876
  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 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  3. 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