Notes:Dithridge Street

From Pittsburgh Streets

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  • David Challinor biography: Source:Biog-review@213–216
  • See if there's anything interesting in "The glass trade," Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, 1877-11-26, p. 4 ( 85578610).
  • Mention individual street names? Miller gives him credit for Neville, Craig, Dithridge, Bayard, and Wallingford, while Van Trump lists Henry, Washington (Winthrop), Fillmore, Dithridge, Craig, and Neville.
  • Source:Miller@52: "That part of the farm which lies south of Fifth Avenue was bought by William Dithridge, a glass manufacturer, and laid out in lots as East Pittsburgh. Mr. Henry Lloyd afterwards bought the Dithridge house (opposite the Bellefield Church) and most of the land. He laid out Neville Street, Craig, and Dithridge Streets, as well as Bayard and Wallingford Streets, all of which perpetuate names of the Craig family connection."
  • Source:Van-trump@100–101: "About 1850 Messrs. Rice and Dithridge acquired the southern acreage of Neville Craig's farm and laid out a grid of streets with small attendant lots, calling the new development East Pittsburgh (the name, like many real-estate appellations, did not long endure, and it subsided into Bellefield). The streets—Henry (for Henry Lloyd, a local resident), Washington (now Winthrop), and Fillmore (for President Millard Fillmore)—are still there, as are a few of the original houses, most of which were small. The Dithridge family, notable in the early Pittsburgh glass industry, had its name perpetuated in Dithridge Street. Craig Street, the central vertical artery of the district, as well as the companion Neville Street, commemorate Bellefield's illustrious ancestors."