Quarry Street

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For other streets that have been named Quarry Street, see Quarry Street (disambiguation).
Quarry Street
Neighborhood South Side Slopes
Quarry Run Road (until 1887)
Origin of name Stream named Quarry Run

Quarry Street appears in the 1872 Hopkins atlas, running mostly along the course of modern Saber Way to South 21st Street.[1] The northern end had appeared earlier, unlabeled, at the bottom edge of R. E. McGowin's 1852 map.[2]

An 1881 city ordinance establishing the names of all streets in Pittsburgh lists "Quarry street, from South Twenty-first street to South Eighteenth street, Twenty-seventh ward."[3]

The 1882 Hopkins atlas labels it Quarry Run Road.[4] The 1872 atlas shows that the road ran alongside a stream,[1] presumably named Quarry Run.

Quarry Street was officially opened in 1887 by a city ordinance that acknowledged the former name Quarry Run Road.[5]

Bob Regan includes "Quarry" in his "Streets of Pittsburgh" crossword puzzle, clued as "A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate."[6] Unfortunately this is just a dictionary definition of the word quarry and gives no particular information about the origin of the street name.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 116. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/32269/. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  3. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234, Herald Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1881 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  4. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 25. 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
  5. "An ordinance authorizing the opening of Quarry street, formerly known as Quarry Run Road, from South Twenty-first street to South Eighteenth street extension." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1887, no. 148. Passed Nov. 28, 1887; approved Dec. 9, 1887. Ordinance Book 6, p. 253. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1887–8, p. 396, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1887–1888 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1887) and Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1887–8, p. 298, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1887–1888 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1887). [view source]ordinance-1887-148
  6. 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