|Origin of name||Franz Schubert|
|Mutzig Road (until 1910s?)|
|Origin of name||Jacob Mutzig|
|School Street (1910s? – 1924)|
|Origin of name||Spring Garden Public School|
This street appears in the 1886 Hopkins atlas as Mutzig Street. In the 1897 and 1906 Hopkins atlases, it is Mutzig Road. It was named for Jacob Mutzig, who owned the land north of the street and developed a plan of lots to its south.
Spring Garden Borough was annexed to the City of Pittsburgh in 1920. In 1924, a city ordinance renamed several streets in the former Spring Garden Borough; School Street was renamed Schubert Street.
Bob Regan includes "Schubert" in a list of streets named for noted historical people; the implied eponym seems to be Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Austrian composer. The name was probably chosen for its similarity to the previous name "School" and for being in the German language; many of the early settlers of Spring Garden were German speakers.
- School Street, for other streets that have had that name
- Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 8. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886. view source] hopkins-1886 ; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the Northern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1897. view source] hopkins-1897 . [
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the Northern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1906. view source] hopkins-1906 . [
- Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 70. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. view source] hopkins-1876 ; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 4, plates 22, 25. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1925. view source] hopkins-1925-vol-4 ; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- "Spring Garden borough votes for annexation." Pittsburg Press, Dec. 10, 1919, p. 19. Newspapers.com 141328224. [view source] spring-garden-borough-votes
- "Spring Garden votes in favor of annexation." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Dec. 10, 1919, p. 1. Newspapers.com 86454144. [view source] spring-garden-votes
- "An ordinance changing the names of certain streets and alleys in the Twenty-sixth Ward (formerly Spring Garden Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1924, no. 274. Passed June 9, 1924; approved June 14, 1924. Ordinance Book 35, p. 463. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1924, appendix, p. 192, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1924). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, June 20, 1924, p. 19 (Newspapers.com 88486598). [view source] ordinance-1924-274
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 63. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan