Oregon Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Oregon Street
Neighborhood Esplen
Origin of name State of Oregon
Orchard Street (until 1906)

This street appears as Orchard Street in the 1896 Hopkins atlas.[1] It was renamed Oregon Street in 1906.[2] It is named for the state of Oregon.[3]


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 15. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1896. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1896%E2%80%93plat-book-southern-pittsburgh; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1896
  2. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Fortieth ward of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1906, no. 208. Passed Sept. 10, 1906; approved Sept. 13, 1906. Ordinance Book 18, p. 25. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1906–1907, appendix, pp. 83–84, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1907 (Google Books 2rxEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096599013; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1906). [view source]ordinance-1906-208
  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