AN ORDINANCE—Accepting the dedication of certain property, in the Fourteenth ward of the City of Pittsburgh, for public use for highway purposes, opening and naming the same "Bucknell street" and establishing the grade thereof.
Whereas, the Building Homes Company, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, the owner of all the property hereinafter described, has executed and delivered to the City of Pittsburgh its certain deed of dedication, bearing date February 20, 1920, now on file in the office of the Bureau of Engineering of said City, wherein it has conveyed said ground to said City, for a public street or a public highway and has released said City from any liability for damages for or by reason of the physical grading of said public highway to the grade hereinafter established; therefore,
Section 1. Be it ordained and enacted by the City of Pittsburgh, in Council assembled, and it is hereby ordained and enacted by the authority of the same, That the said deed of dedication is hereby accepted and the Bureau of Engineering is hereby authorized and directed to place the same of record in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, etc., in and for the County of Allegheny.
Section 2. The ground so, as aforesaid, conveyed to said City for public highway purposes, shall be and the same is hereby appropriated and opened as a public highway, in accordance with the terms of said deed of dedication and shall be known as "Bucknell Street," the same being bounded and described as follows, to-wit:
Beginning at a point on the southerly line of Reynolds street at the distance of 274.61 feet eastwardly from the easterly line of South Dallas avenue; thence deflecting toward the south 95° 09′ and in a southwesterly direction parallel with and 273.5 feet eastwardly from the said easterly line of South Dallas avenue for the distance of 323.18 feet to the line dividing the properties now or late of the Building Homes Company and Lizzie D. Schoyer; thence deflecting toward the west 90° and along the said dividing line in a northwesterly direction for the distance of 40.0 feet to a point; thence deflecting toward the north 90° and in a northeasterly direction parallel with and 233.5 feet eastwardly from the said easterly line of South Dallas avenue for the distance of 319.58 feet to the said southerly line of Reynolds street; thence deflecting toward the east 84° 51′ and in a southeasterly direction along said southerly line of South Dallas avenue for the distance of 40.16 feet to the place of beginning.
Section 3. The grade of said "Bucknell street," from Reynolds street to Edgerton avenue, is hereby established as follows, to-wit:
The grade of the easterly curb line, from Reynolds street to Edgerton avenue, as located by an Ordinance approved June 29, 1894, shall begin at the southerly curb line of Reynolds street at an elevation of 278.94 fet [sic]; thence rising at the rate of 1.86 per cent for the distance of 335.88 feet to the northerly curb line of Edgerton avenue to an elevation of 285.19 feet.
Section 4. The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to enter upon, take possession of and appropriate the said described ground for a public highway in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance.
Section 5. That any Ordinance or part of Ordinance, conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance, be and the same is hereby repealed, so for [sic] as the same affects this Ordinance.
Passed May 3, 1920.
Approved May 8, 1920.
Ordinance Book 31, Page 461.