Tannehill Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Tannehill Street
Neighborhood Crawford-Roberts
Origin of name Adamson Tannehill
Fate Vacated in 1991

Tannehill Street was named for Adamson Tannehill (1750–1820),[1][2][3][4][5][6] who was assigned to Fort Pitt in 1779 and later settled in Pittsburgh.

Tannehill Street, originally called Tannehill Lane, was located between Crawford Street and Protectory Place, running from Centre Avenue to Webster Avenue.[7][8] It was vacated in 1991.[9]


  1. Julia Morgan Harding. "Names of Pittsburgh streets: Their historical significance." Pittsburgh Bulletin, Feb. 15, 1893. Reprinted in Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt: Early names of Pittsburgh streets, 13th ed., pp. 52–60, Fort Pitt Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1958 (HathiTrust 007074456). [view source]harding
  2. George T. Fleming. "Historic names handed down: Crawford, Baron Steuben and George Rogers Clark among historic characters recalled by some Pittsburgh streets." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, Jan. 17, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85751161. [view source]fleming-historic
  3. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  4. Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, p. 29. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller
  5. "Street names sketch history of city: Tribute to many pioneers dimmed by time." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 26, 1936, anniversary section IV, p. 16. Newspapers.com 88921069. [view source]street-names
  6. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 74. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  7. 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. https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/32269/. [view source]mcgowin-1852
  8. Alexander Gross. Pittsburgh and Vicinity: Featuring transit lines and house numbers. Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953. Published with Alexander Gross, The Complete Street Guide to Pittsburgh and 16 Nearby Suburbs: With large map of Pittsburgh and suburbs; streets, house numbers, transportation lines, places of interest, churches, etc., etc., Geographia Map Co. Inc., New York, 1953 (DonsList.net PghStreets1953M). A slightly different version entitled The Premier Map of Pittsburgh and Vicinity is reproduced in Sam Stephenson, ed., Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh project, pp. 22–23, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2023, ISBN 978-0-226-82483-3 (LCCN 2022055151). [view source]gross-map
  9. "Resolution vacating Clark Way from Roberts Street to Miller Street, Clark Street from Miller Street to Crawford Street, Tannehill Street from Centre Avenue to Webster Avenue, Protectory Place from Centre Avenue to Webster Avenue, Molo Street from Centre Avenue towards Wylie Avenue, Hoffer's Way from Protectory Place to Molo Street, Unnamed Way from Crawford Street to Tannehill Street, Unnamed Way from Tannehill Street to Protectory Place, Hoffer's Way from Arthur Street to Roberts Street, Peru Way from Arthur Street to Roberts Street, Keating Way from Arthur Street to Roberts Street, and Peach Way from Webster Avenue to Gilmore Street in the 3rd Ward, 6th Voting District of the City of Pittsburgh. All utilities in these streets will be abandoned and no easements need to be retained. New utilities will be installed in a new dedicated right-of-way to serve the site." Pittsburgh city resolution, 1991, no. 673. Passed June 25, 1991; approved July 9, 1991. In Ordinances and Resolutions of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the Year 1991, vol. 125-B, p. 481 (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1991volB). [view source]resolution-1991-673