Sheridan Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Sheridan Avenue
Neighborhoods East Liberty, Highland Park
Origin of name Philip Sheridan
Sheridan Street (until 1932)
Origin of name Philip Sheridan

Sheridan Avenue is named for Philip Sheridan (1831–1888), Union general in the American Civil War.[1][2][3][4][5] It was originally named Sheridan Street officially, though it was often called Sheridan Avenue. The name Avenue became official in 1932.[6]

The last block, from Penn Avenue to Centre Avenue, is called Sheridan Square, a name given in 1914.[7]

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  1. "Mayor M'Kenna vetoes: Three measures returned without his official approval: The garbage ordinance: Goes down because it does not have some necessary safeguards—the Exchange alley lamp trouble—name of Black street will remain." Pittsburg Press, Oct. 30, 1893, [p. 6]. 141557309. [view source]mckenna-vetoes
  2. 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
  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
  4. Margaret Carlin. "How our streets got their names." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh's Family Magazine, p. 10. 149098376. [view source]carlin
  5. Joe Browne. "Streets are index of local history." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 28, 1983, p. 37. 89790718. [view source]browne-streets
  6. "An ordinance changing the name of Sheridan Street, from Penn Avenue to Highland Park, Eleventh Ward, to 'Sheridan Avenue.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1932, no. 119. Passed Apr. 18, 1932; approved Apr. 21, 1932. Ordinance Book 44, p. 539. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr. 23, 1932, p. 28 ( 90309544), and Apr. 25, p. 22 ( 90309838). [view source]ordinance-1932-119
  7. "An ordinance changing the name of Sheridan street, between Penn avenue and Center avenue, to 'Sheridan Square.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1914, no. 177. Passed May 19, 1914; approved May 22, 1914. Ordinance Book 26, p. 100. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, May 25, 1914, p. 10 ( 86501858), and May 26, p. 14 ( 86501876). [view source]ordinance-1914-177