Notes:Rope Way

From Pittsburgh Streets

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Source:Fleming-old-penn-4: "Mrs. Gormly remarks that Irwin street afforded in its name the best example of the equality of woman, for the legend ran that John Irwin and Wife, and later, Mary Irwin and Son, owned and operated the first ropewalk here. Irwin street we have known as Seventh since 1868. However, we still have Irwin avenue on the North Side commemorating the same pioneer family. Their ropewalk was on that street, that is what later became Irwin avenue. . . . ¶ The legend of the Irwin's ran true, for it gives us the facts of the partnership of the first ropemakers in Pittsburgh."

"Rope making in Allegheny": 85881794