Panther Hollow Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Panther Hollow Road
Neighborhood Squirrel Hill South
Origin of name Panther Hollow

Panther Hollow Road was named by a city ordinance in 1936.[1] It is named for Panther Hollow, the stream valley through which it runs.

The name Panther Hollow was in use as early as 1881,[2][3] and it appears in the 1890 Hopkins atlas.[4] Its name recalls the panthers that used to roam the hills and valleys of Western Pennsylvania.[5]


  1. "An ordinance designating names for the Unnamed Public Highways in West End Park, Riverview Park, Highland Park and Schenley Park." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1936, no. 272. Passed Aug. 26, 1936; approved Aug. 27, 1936. Ordinance Book 47, p. 409. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 4, 1936, p. 22 ( 88916227), and Sept. 5, p. 21 ( 88916252). [view source]ordinance-1936-272
  2. Local Briefs. Daily Post (Pittsburgh), Nov. 4, 1881, [p. 4]. 86368842. [view source]local-briefs-1881-11-04
  3. "Brevities: Paragraphic pencilings of passing events." Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, Nov. 4, 1881, [p. 4]. 85546519. [view source]brevities-1881-11-04
  4. Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 4. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-vol-4
  5. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. "Let's talk about parks: Pittsburgh Panthers." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 17, 2015. [view source]parks-panthers