Pittview Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Pittview Avenue
Neighborhoods Spring Garden, Troy Hill
Origin of name Its view of Pittsburgh
Hill Street (until ca. 1890)
Lowry's Lane (ca. 1890 – ca. 1919)

This street appears, unlabeled, in the 1876 Hopkins atlas as part of the boundary of Allegheny City,[1] a status it had gained in 1872 when Allegheny annexed part of Reserve Township.[2] It was originally named Hill Street.[3][4] By 1890 it had been made part of Lowry's Lane (not the same as nearby Lowrie Street).[5][6]

It seems to have been omitted in the 1910 Pittsburgh city ordinance establishing the names of all streets in the city, three years after the annexation of Allegheny.[7] The name Pittview Avenue was in use by 1919.[8][9] The name comes from its view of the city of Pittsburgh.[10]

See also


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 70. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1876-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1876
  2. Mark A. Connelly. "Reserve Township–Allegheny City 1872 Annexation." Local Geohistory Project. https://www.localgeohistory.pro/en/pa/event/reserve-township-allegheny-city-1872-annexation/. [view source]lgeo-reserve-annexation-1872
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 32. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1882-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1882
  4. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plates 8, 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1886-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1886
  5. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 2, plate 15. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1890-volume-2-plat-book-allegheny; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1890-allegheny-vol-2
  6. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1, plate 24. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1901. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1901-volume-1--plat-book-allegheny. [view source]hopkins-1901-allegheny-vol-1
  7. "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 (Newspapers.com 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716
  8. Mrs. N. P. "Middle-aged widow . . ." Pittsburgh Press, Jan. 22, 1919, p. 25. Newspapers.com 144841055. [view source]middle-aged-widow
  9. "An ordinance of the Township of Reserve authorizing and directing the construction of sanitary sewers on East side of Mount Troy road and South side and center of roadway of Borough street (also known as Pittview avenue), from about ninety feet north of Highland avenue on Mount Troy road to sewer on Borough street at City of Pittsburgh line; with branch sewers on Highland avenue, East Beckert avenue, Lowries lane (also known as Pittview avenue), the west side of Mount Troy road; on Magnolia alley and North side of Borough street (also known as Pittview avenue), from Troy street to proposed sewer on Borough street at a point northwest of macadam road, with branch sewer on West Beckert avenue; and providing that the costs, damages and expenses of the same be assessed against and collected from property specially benefited thereby." Reserve Township ordinance, 1924, no. 63. Enacted Oct. 14, 1924. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Oct. 24, 1924, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88698127). [view source]ordinance-1924-63-reserve
  10. James W. Yanosko and Edward W. Yanosko. Around Troy Hill, Spring Hill, and Reserve Township, p. 88. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2011, ISBN 978-0-7385-7592-6. LCCN 2011922717. [view source]yanosko-yanosko