Sedgwick Street

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Sedgwick Street
Neighborhoods California-Kirkbride, Manchester
Origin of name John Sedgwick
Dill Street (until 1910)
Portion Between Kunkle Avenue and Sunday Way
Origin of name W. F. Dill

Sedgwick Street is named for John Sedgwick (1813–1864), Union general in the American Civil War.[1]

The northernmost piece of Sedgwick Street, between Kunkle Avenue and Sunday Way, was originally named Dill Street[2] for W. F. Dill, a landowner here[3] (see Doll Way). It was made part of Sedgwick Street in 1910.[4]


  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  2. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1, plates 6, 14. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-allegheny-vol-1
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 89. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 ( 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 ( 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 ( 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715