South 32nd Street

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South 32nd Street
Neighborhood South Side Flats
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River
Fate Vacated in 1950
32nd Street (1871–1881)
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River

32nd Street was laid out in 1871 as part of the borough of Ormsby.[1][2] Its name followed the sequence of numbered streets established in the borough of Birmingham in 1869[3] and in East Birmingham about the same time.[4]

The "South" prefix was added by a Pittsburgh city ordinance in 1881;[5] see South First Street for more details.

South 32nd Street was vacated in 1950.[6]

See also


  1. "Ormsby Borough." Laid out Mar. 1871; recorded Apr. 13, 1872, Plan Book 4, pp. 204–205. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778970. [view source]ormsby-borough-plan
  2. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 114. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872.; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1872
  3. "Birmingham Council." Daily Post (Pittsburgh), Mar. 3, 1869, [p. 1]. 86522458. [view source]birmingham-council
  4. H. Boone. Directory of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Cities, the Adjacent Boroughs, and Parts of the Adjacent Townships, for 1871–72. Geo. H. Thurston, Pittsburgh, 1871, p. 41. Historic Pittsburgh 31735033431283. [view source]boone-1871
  5. "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, Herald Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1881 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  6. "An ordinance vacating South Thirty-second street from Carson street east to the north line of McClurg street, abandoning certain sewers and water lines located on South Thirty-second street, between said points, and providing certain terms and conditions." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1950, no. 390. Passed Aug. 28, 1950; approved Sept. 8, 1950. Ordinance Book 56, p. 673. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1950, appendix, p. 266, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1950). [view source]ordinance-1950-390