Tacoma Street

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Tacoma Street
Neighborhood Homewood South
Origin of name Tacoma, Washington
McKee Street (until ca. 1897)
Origin of name Elizabeth McKee

This street appears in the 1895 Hopkins atlas as McKee Street, named for Elizabeth McKee, the former owner of the land through which the street runs.[1] Its location was established by an ordinance in 1897, which named it Tacoma Street.[2][3] Presumably the name was changed to avoid confusion with McKee Place in Oakland. The name Tacoma Street was officially established by a city ordinance in 1910.[4] Bob Regan includes "Tacoma" in a list of streets named for cities.[5]

See also


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna., plate 2. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1895. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1895-plat-book-eastern-Pittsburgh. [view source]hopkins-1895
  2. "An ordinance locating Tacoma street, from Rosedale street to the west line of estate of Mrs. Elizabeth McKee." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1897, no. 59. Passed May 31, 1897; approved June 4, 1897. Ordinance Book 11, p. 410. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1897–98, appendix, pp. 19–20, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1898 (Google Books Jr1EAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096599005; Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecordcommon1897). [view source]ordinance-1897-59
  3. The Blue Book Map of Pittsburg, Allegheny and Environs for 1902. Élite Publishing Co., Pittsburgh, 1902. Historic Pittsburgh DARMAP0805, DARMAP0806. [view source]blue-book-map
  4. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. 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. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716
  5. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 65. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan