Perth Street

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Perth Street
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Perth Street appears in the 1904 Hopkins atlas.[1]

Bob Regan includes "Perth" in a list of streets named for cities, but he gives no further details.[2] Today the best known city named Perth is the capital of Western Australia, but at the beginning of the 20th century Perth, Scotland, for which the Australian city is named, was likely more famous. From the Scottish city comes the title Earl of Perth, held in particular by James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth (1648–1716), who partnered with William Penn in the settlement of East New Jersey in 1681 and for whom the city of Perth Amboy, N. J., is named. It is not clear which of these, if any, is the source of the Pittsburgh street name.


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plate 26. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1904-vol-2
  2. 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