Potomac Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Potomac Avenue
Neighborhood Banksville
Simmons Road
Origin of name William Simmons
Banksville Avenue

A road in the location of modern Potomac Avenue between Greentree Road and Banksville Road appears in the 1876 Hopkins atlas.[1] The 1905 edition labels it Simmons Road.[2]:17 This name probably refers to William Simmons, who lived at the intersection of this road and Banksville Road[1] and owned a piece of land there.[3]

The 1905 Hopkins atlas also gives the part of modern Potomac Avenue south of Banksville Road the name Banksville Avenue.[2]:16

The name Potomac Avenue was in use by 1909.[4] The 1917 Hopkins atlas labels the entire road Potomac Avenue.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 46. 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. 2.0 2.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1905-plat-book-southern-pittsburgh; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1905
  3. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 23. 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
  4. "On the South Hills." Pittsburg Press, May 23, 1909, theatrical section, p. 4. Newspapers.com 141368377. [view source]on-the-south-hills
  5. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 7, plates 11, 23. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1917, revised 1928. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1917-volume-7-plat-book-pittsburgh-south-side-southern; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1917-vol-7