South 34th Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
South 34th Street
Neighborhood South Side Flats
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River
Fate Vacated in 1950
34th Street (1871–1881)
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River

34th 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 boroughs of Birmingham and East Birmingham in 1869.[3][4]

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

South 34th 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. "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
  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 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  6. "An ordinance vacating South 34th street from Carson street east to the northerly line of the right-of-way of Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad, abandoning the existing six inch cast iron water line and reserving to the City the right to enter upon said South Thirty-fourth street after the vacation and providing certain terms and conditions." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1950, no. 387. Passed Aug. 28, 1950; approved Sept. 8, 1950. Ordinance Book 56, p. 670. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1950, appendix, pp. 263–264, City Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1950). [view source]ordinance-1950-387