St. Patrick Street

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St. Patrick Street
Neighborhood South Side Slopes
Origin of name Saint Patrick

St. Patrick Street appears in the 1890 Hopkins atlas.[1]

It is named for Saint Patrick, a fifth-century missionary and bishop in Ireland, famous as the patron saint of that island.[2] George Swetnam wrote that St. Patrick Street was once in "Irishtown."[3]


  1. Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 5, plate 9. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-vol-5
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 63, 185. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  3. George Swetnam. "Here in Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh Press, Sept. 29, 1947, p. 15. 149729673. [view source]swetnam