Peekskill Street

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Peekskill Street
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Origin of name Peekskill, New York
Parker Avenue (until 1925)

This street appears as Parker Avenue in the 1901–1902 Hopkins atlas.[1][2] It was renamed Peekskill Street in 1925.[3]

It is probably named for Peekskill, New York. Bob Regan includes "Peekskill" in his "Streets of Pittsburgh" crossword puzzle, clued as "A city in Westchester county, New York and birthplace of Governor George Pataki."[4]

See also


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1, plate 16. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1901. [view source]hopkins-1901-allegheny-vol-1
  2. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 2, plates 4, 5. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1902.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1902-allegheny-vol-2
  3. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1925, no. 175. Passed Apr. 20, 1925; approved Apr. 22, 1925. Ordinance Book 36, p. 299. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 27, 1925, p. 15 ( 88691643), and Apr. 28, [p. 21] ( 88691689). [view source]ordinance-1925-175
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 183–186. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan