Shadeland Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Shadeland Avenue
Neighborhoods Brighton Heights, Marshall-Shadeland
Origin of name Modification of Shady, its original name
Shady Avenue (until 1910)

This street appears as Shady Avenue in the 1876 Hopkins atlas.[1]

After Allegheny was annexed to the City of Pittsburgh in 1907, this name conflicted with Shady Avenue in the East End, so it was renamed Shadeland Avenue by a city ordinance in 1910.[2]

The Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood is named partly for Shadeland Avenue; see Marshall Avenue for more details.

See also


  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 52. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876.; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1876
  2. "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