North Charles Street

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North Charles Street
Neighborhood Perry South
Union Avenue (1849–1871)
Portion Between Nublock Street and Farris Street
Charles Street (1857–1910)
Portion North of Farris Street
Taggart Street (1857–1915)
Origin of name John Taggart

According to a plan of lots by George Breed recorded in 1866, the part of modern North Charles Street between Nublock Street and Farris Street was laid out as Union Avenue in 1849, and the segment from Farris Street to Irwin Avenue was laid out as Charles Street in 1857 and 1859.[1]

The part from California Avenue to Nublock Street was laid out in 1857 by John Taggart, who named it Taggart Street.[2]

Union Avenue became part of Taggart Street in 1871.[3][a]

Charles Street had been extended east to the Perrysville Plank Road (today Perrysville Avenue) by 1876.[9]

In 1910, three years after the annexation of Allegheny by the City of Pittsburgh, over 900 streets were renamed to fix duplicates. There was another Charles Street in the Hill District (today Elmore Street), so this Charles Street was made part of Taggart Street.[10]

In 1915, all of Taggart Street was renamed Charles Street North.[11] Technically this may still be its official name, although it is now called North Charles Street.

See also

Notes

  1. The street guide in George H. Thurston's 1870 directory listed neither Taggart Street nor Union Avenue (though it did list a different Union Avenue, today's Union Place).[4] The next year H. Boone's directory listed "TAGGART, from Washington av to Union av, bt New Brighton road and Pasture lane," and "UNION AVENUE, from Nixon to Uniondale Cemetery, east New Brighton road, 2d ward."[5] Boone's 1872 edition listed only "TAGGART, from Washington av to Hilldale cemetry [sic], bt West End av and Irwin av."[6] The Hopkins atlases of 1872 and 1882 show "Union Street,"[7][8] but this was apparently based on old information.

References

  1. George Breed's plan of lots. Laid out July 1849, 1857, and 1859; recorded Oct. 24, 1866, Plan Book 3, p. 138. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778576. [view source]breed-1866-plan
  2. "Plan of lots situate in the Borough of Manchester: Laid out by John Taggart." Laid out Aug. 24, 1857; recorded May 1, 1858, Plan Book 2, p. 113. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778391. [view source]taggart-plan
  3. "An ordinance changing the duplicated streets and alley names." Allegheny city ordinance, 1871. Enacted Apr. 27, 1871. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Gazette, May 4, 1871, p. 1 (Newspapers.com 86352849), May 5, [p. 4] (Newspapers.com 86352856), and May 6, [p. 4] (Newspapers.com 86352860). [view source]ordinance-1871-allegheny-duplicated
  4. George H. Thurston. Directory of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Cities, the Adjacent Boroughs, and Parts of the Adjacent Townships; for 1870–71. Geo. H. Thurston, Pittsburgh, 1870, p. 34. Historic Pittsburgh 31735055723153. [view source]thurston-1870
  5. H. Boone. Directory of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Cities, the Adjacent Boroughs, and Parts of the Adjacent Townships, for 1871–72. Geo. H. Thurston, Pittsburgh, 1871, p. 37. Historic Pittsburgh 31735033431283. [view source]boone-1871
  6. H. Boone. Directory of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Cities, the Adjacent Boroughs, and Parts of the Adjacent Townships, for 1872–73. George H. Thurston, Pittsburgh, 1872, p. 13. DonsList.net PghAllegh1872CDM; Historic Pittsburgh 31735055722825. [view source]boone-1872
  7. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 2. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  8. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 36. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1882-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1882
  9. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, pp. 52–53. 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
  10. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. 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. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715
  11. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1915, no. 117. Passed Apr. 28, 1915; approved Apr. 29, 1915. Ordinance Book 26, p. 615. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1915, appendix, pp. 99–103, Arlington Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1915 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1915). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, May 7, 1915, sporting section, p. 4 (Newspapers.com 88028157), May 8, p. 15 (Newspapers.com 88028802), and May 10, p. 11 (Newspapers.com 88030672). [view source]ordinance-1915-117