Richmond Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Richmond Street
Neighborhood Regent Square

Richmond Street is listed in an 1881 ordinance establishing the names of all streets in the city,[1] and it appears (as Richmond Avenue) in the 1882 Hopkins atlas.[2]

Gilbert Love includes "Richmond" in a list of streets named after battles of the Civil War,[3] apparently referring to the Battle of Richmond in Kentucky or perhaps the Peninsula campaign in Virginia. However, both of these were Confederate victories, which makes it unlikely that the street name commemorates a battle.


  1. "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
  2. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  3. Gilbert Love. "What's in a name? A lot!: Titles of city streets recall persons famed in U. S. history: From Golden Triangle eastward, thoroughfares list great and near great of colonial and revolutionary days." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 12, 1944, p. 9. 147946752. [view source]love-titles