Oakwood Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Oakwood Street
Neighborhoods East Hills, Homewood South
Origin of name Modification of former name Wood
Wood Street (until ca. 1895)

A road in the location of modern Oakwood Street appears in the 1851 map of Allegheny County by Sidney & Neff and S. McRea.[1] It connected to Wood Street (or Woods Street) in Wilkinsburg[2][3][4] and was considered part of that street. At the time of Brushton's annexation as the 37th ward of Pittsburgh in 1894,[5] the street entered the city as Wood Street.[6][7][8] This duplicated the name of Wood Street downtown, and by 1896 the name had been changed to Oakwood Street.[9]


  1. Sidney & Neff and S. McRea. Map of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with the Names of Property-Holders. Philadelphia, 1851. LCCN 2012592150. [view source]sidney-neff
  2. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]beers
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, pp. 13, 15. 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
  4. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plates 12, 14. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1886-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1886
  5. Mark A. Connelly. "Brushton Borough–Pittsburgh City 1894 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. https://www.localgeohistory.pro/en/pa/event/brushton-borough-pittsburgh-city-1894-merger/. [view source]lgeo-brushton-annexation
  6. J. F. Diffenbacher. Map of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Cities. 1895. In J. F. Diffenbacher, J. F. Diffenbacher's Directory of Pittsburg and Allegheny Cities for 1895: Embracing a general directory of residences of citizens, full classified business directory, register of public institutions, benevolent societies and city government; directory of the streets, secret societies, schools and churches, fortieth annual issue, J. F. Diffenbacher, Pittsburgh, 1895 (DonsList.net Pgh1895M; Google Books 8ptIwuAxp1wC; Historic Pittsburgh 31735055723278). [view source]diffenbacher-1895-map
  7. J. M. Kelly. Map of Pittsburg and Allegheny, 1895: Showing parks, boulevards, cemeteries, streets, prominent industries, street railways, steam railroads, bridges, &c., and an outline map of the proposed Greater Pittsburg, issued in connection with and as part of J. M. Kelly's Hand-Book of Greater Pittsburg. J. M. Kelly Co., Pittsburgh, 1895. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0465. [view source]kelly
  8. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., pp. 1, 2. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1895. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1895-plat-book-eastern-Pittsburgh. [view source]hopkins-1895
  9. "An ordinance locating Hamilton avenue from Mulford street to Oakwood street." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1896, no. 836. Passed Mar. 27, 1896; approved Mar. 30, 1896. Ordinance Book 11, p. 35. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1895–6, appendix, p. 160, H. W. Juergen & Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1895). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, Apr. 21, 1896, p. 8 (Newspapers.com 85457741); and in the Pittsburg Press, Apr. 21, 1896, p. 5 (Newspapers.com 141574085), and Apr. 22, p. 11 (Newspapers.com 141574120). [view source]ordinance-1896-836