South Fourth Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
South Fourth Street
Neighborhood South Side Flats
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River
Fourth Street (until 1881)
Origin of name Sequential numbering up the Monongahela River

This street appears as Fourth Street in the 1852 map of R. E. McGowin in the easternmost part of the borough of South Pittsburgh.[1] It was laid out sometime between 1835 and 1845, probably in the first half of the 1840s. It appears at the edge of a plan of lots laid out in 1845.[2] It became South Fourth Street in 1881.[3]

See South First Street for more about South First through South Fifth Streets.

See also


  1. R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  2. "Plan of Lots Situated on the South Side of the Monongahela River: Being a part of the Coal Hill Lots Tract in the plan of the Manor of Pittsburgh, now 17th & 18th Wds., laid off for C. Ihmsen." Laid out Apr. 16, 1845; recorded Aug. 31, 1847, Plan Book 1, p. 122. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3778222. [view source]ihmsen-coal-hill-lots-plan
  3. "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