South 27th Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
South 27th Street
Neighborhoods South Side Flats, South Side Slopes
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River
McClurg Street (until 1869)
27th Street (1869–1881)
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River

South 27th Street was originally named McClurg Street.[1][2][3][4]

The street was renamed 27th Street by an East Birmingham borough ordinance in 1869.[5] The "South" prefix was added by a Pittsburgh city ordinance in 1881;[6] see South First Street for more details.

See also


  1. "Plan of lots laid out for C. Ihmsen in Lower St. Clair Township Allegheny County Sept 7th 1854." Laid out Sept. 7, 1854; recorded Apr. 24, 1860, Plan Book 2, p. 151. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778420. [view source]ihmsen-s-28th-st-plan
  2. S. N. & F. W. Beers. Map of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Smith, Gallup & Hewitt, Philadelphia, 1862. LCCN 2012592151; 1862 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]beers
  3. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, pp. 105, 114. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  4. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plate 24. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882.; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1882
  5. "An ordinance for changing the name of certain streets of the Borough of East Birmingham." East Birmingham borough ordinance, 1869. Approved Mar. 13, 1869. In Ordinance book of the Borough of East Birmingham, 1849–1872 ( [view source]ordinance-1869-east-birmingham
  6. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33