St. Ives Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
St. Ives Street
Neighborhood California-Kirkbride
D Street (until 1891)
Origin of name Sequential lettering east to west
St. Clair Terrace (1891–1910)

The rectangle that is today bounded by Sedgwick Street, California Avenue, A Street, and Union Dale Cemetery was surveyed as "out lots" numbered 243 and 244 in the 1787 survey of the "Reserve Tract" by David Redick. Each of these out lots was a square 40 perches (660 feet) on a side, containing 10 acres. They were sold at auction in 1788 to Charles Wilkins and John Irwin.[1][2][3][4]:2–3 In 1872 these out lots, still undeveloped, were owned by the estate of William Robinson, Jr., and a Kirkpatrick (see General Robinson Street and Kirkbride Street).[5][4]:62–63

By 1882 this area had been subdivided into lots and streets had been laid out. The north–south streets, from east to west, were named A Street, B Street, C Street, and D Street.[6][7][8][9] In 1891, D Street was renamed St. Clair Terrace.[10] (The renaming ordinance actually spelled it St. Clare, but a subsequent ordinance less than two months later used the spelling St. Clair.[11] The 1901 and 1907 Hopkins atlases labeled it St. Clair Street.)[8][9] C Street was renamed St. Marks Place a month later.[12]

Allegheny City was annexed into the City of Pittsburgh in 1907. In 1910, over 900 streets were renamed to eliminate duplicates. To avoid confusion with St. Clair Street in East Liberty and Highland Park, St. Clair Terrace was renamed St. Ives Street.[13]

References

  1. Allegheny City Society. Allegheny City, 1840–1907, pp. 10–11. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2007, ISBN 978-0-7385-5500-3. LCCN 2007927944. [view source]allegheny-city
  2. "Old state body laid out town of Allegheny: Executive council in 1788 fixed lot prices and furnished names for streets and alleys: Origin of the present parks." Pittsburg Press, Dec. 1, 1907, p. 32. Newspapers.com 142120163. [view source]old-state-body
  3. Reserve Tract of Land Opposite Pittsburgh. L. J. Richards & Co., 1863. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0084. Reprinted in Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson, Allegheny City: A history of Pittsburgh's North Side, pp. 2–3, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2013, ISBN 978-0-8229-4422-5 (LCCN 2012047727). A variation entitled City of Allegheny 100 Years Ago is reprinted in Allegheny City Society, Allegheny City, 1840–1907, pp. 10–11, Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2007, ISBN 978-0-7385-5500-3 (LCCN 2007927944). [view source]reserve-tract
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson. Allegheny City: A history of Pittsburgh's North Side. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2013, ISBN 978-0-8229-4422-5. LCCN 2012047727. [view source]rooney-peterson
  5. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  6. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1882-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1882
  7. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1890-volume-1-plat-book-allegheny; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1890-allegheny-vol-1
  8. 8.0 8.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1901. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1901-volume-1--plat-book-allegheny. [view source]hopkins-1901-allegheny-vol-1
  9. 9.0 9.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1907. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1907-volume-1-plat-book-allegheny; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1907-allegheny-vol-1
  10. "An ordinance changing the name of D street, in the Sixth ward, to St. Clare terrace." Allegheny city ordinance, 1891, no. 18. Passed Aug. 20, 1891; approved Aug. 28, 1891. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, Aug. 29, 1891, [p. 7] (Newspapers.com 141355287), Aug. 31, [p. 7] (Newspapers.com 141356027), and Sept. 1, [p. 3] (Newspapers.com 141356173). [view source]ordinance-1891-18
  11. "An ordinance changing the grade of St. Clair terrace (formerly D street) from Washington avenue to Morrison avenue." Allegheny city ordinance, 1891, no. 49. Passed Oct. 15, 1891; approved Oct. 19, 1891. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, Oct. 22, 1891, [p. 5] (Newspapers.com 141477154), and Oct. 24, p. 9 (Newspapers.com 141477333). [view source]ordinance-1891-49
  12. "An ordinance changing the name of C street, in Sixth ward, to St. Mark's place." Allegheny city ordinance, 1891, no. 32. Passed Sept. 17, 1891; approved Sept. 23, 1891. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, Sept. 28, 1891, [p. 6] (Newspapers.com 141475611), and Sept. 29, [p. 3] (Newspapers.com 141475646). [view source]ordinance-1891-32
  13. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715