Rue Grande Vue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Rue Grande Vue
Neighborhood Elliott
Origin of name French, 'Grand View Street,' for its location at the West End Overlook

Rue Grande Vue was the name of this street when it was part of Chartiers Township, and it was accepted without change in 1922 after the area was annexed into the City of Pittsburgh.[1][2] The name is French for 'Grand View Street,' for its location at the West End Overlook (see also Grandview Avenue).

The official name is simply Rue Grande Vue, as specified in the 1922 ordinance[2] and on current street signs. It is incorrect and redundant to call it Rue Grande Vue Street, since rue already means 'street.' See also Valle Rue, another street called "Rue."


  1. "Street names in two wards to be changed: Former Chartiers township thoroughfares will be renamed by city: Many made official." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, June 4, 1922, second section, p. 3. 85873495. [view source]street-names-in-two-wards
  2. 2.0 2.1 "An ordinance establishing the names of the streets, avenues, lanes, roads, alleys and ways in the Twentieth and Twenty-eighth Wards (formerly Chartiers Township)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1922, no. 334. Passed Sept. 25, 1922; approved Sept. 27, 1922. Ordinance Book 33, p. 598. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1922, appendix, pp. 233–234, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Google Books -UEtAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223972; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1922). [view source]ordinance-1922-334