Pasadena Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Pasadena Street
Neighborhood Mount Washington
Origin of name Probably Pasadena, California

Pasadena Street seems to be first mentioned in a 1904 city ordinance establishing its grade.[1] It appears in a 1910 ordinance establishing the names of all streets in the city (misspelled as Pasedena)[2] and in the 1910 Hopkins atlas (misspelled as Passadena).[3] Bob Regan includes "Pasadena" in a list of streets named for cities.[4]


  1. "An ordinance establishing the grade of Pasadena street from Kingsboro street to Ruxton street." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1904, no. 111. Passed June 13, 1904; approved June 18, 1904. Ordinance Book 16, p. 161. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1904–1905, appendix, p. 55, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1905 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1904). [view source]ordinance-1904-111
  2. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 ( 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 ( 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716
  3. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh, plate 27. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 65. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan