Tybee Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Tybee Street
Neighborhood Sheraden
Auday Street (1869–1880)
10th Street (1880–1908)
Origin of name Numbering of streets in the borough of Sheraden
Turbett Street (1908–1925)

This street was originally Auday Street, laid out in 1869 for N. P. Sawyer as part of the borough of Ashchenaz.[1]

Auday Street was the "A" street in an alphabetical sequence of street names in Sawyer's plan that went from A to P, along with a few additional streets that did not fit into the sequence. From south to north, the Ashchenaz plan included the following parallel streets:[1]

Name in Ashchenaz plan Modern name
[Berry Avenue] Tyndall Street
Auday Street Tybee Street
Brooks Street Newcomer Street
Case Street Emporia Street
Dithridge Street Adon Street
Eberhardt Street Adon Street
Eichenlaub Street Hoover Street
Forward Street Vania Way
Golden Street Mutual Street
[Dierst Street] Sutherland Street
[Volmer Street] Humphrey Street
Hartley Street Fuller Way
[Walton Street] Pritchard Street
Irwin Street Fairdale Street
Jenks Street Furman Way
Kaercher Street Faulkner Street
Leonard Street Trout Way
[Howe Avenue] Tweed Street
Mercer Street Stroud Way
Norris Street Stanhope Street
Osmond Street Bellevoir Way
Pitcairn Street Faust Street
[Kerfoot Avenue] Ashtola Way

In 1880 Ashchenaz was re-subdivided by Andrew Patterson and renamed Sheridan (later spelled Sheraden). In this new plan, the former Auday Street became 10th Street.[2][3] See Faust Street for more about Sheraden's formerly numbered streets. (Note that they were not numbered in the same order as the alphabetical sequence in the Ashchenaz plan.)

The borough of Sheraden was annexed to the city of Pittsburgh in 1907.[4][5] Its numbered streets conflicted with the numbered streets downtown and in the Strip District, so they were renamed the next year, and 10th Street became Turbett Street.[6]

Turbett Street was renamed Tybee Street in 1925.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Boro of Ashchenaz plan of lots situate in Chartiers Tow'p laid out for N. P. Sawyer." Laid out June 1869; recorded Sept. 21, 1880, Plan Book 6, pp. 223–225. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779448. [view source]ashchenaz-plan
  2. "Sheridan: Plan of lots situated in Chartiers Twp. Allegheny County Pa." Laid out Apr. 1880; recorded May 12, 1880, Plan Book 6, pp. 212–214. Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds 3779433. [view source]sheridan-plan
  3. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 26. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1886. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1886-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; included in the 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1886
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 11. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  5. Mark A. Connelly. "Sheraden Borough–Pittsburgh City 1907 Merger." Local Geohistory Project. https://www.localgeohistory.pro/en/pa/event/sheraden-borough-pittsburgh-city-1907-merger/. [view source]lgeo-sheraden-annexation
  6. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets and alleys in the Forty-third ward (formerly the Borough of Sheraden) of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1908, no. 393. Passed July 9, 1908; approved July 13, 1908. Ordinance Book 19, p. 496. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1907–'08–'09, appendix, pp. 210–214, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1909 (Google Books gMBEAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust chi.096598897; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecordselect1907, Pghmunicipalrecordcommon1907). [view source]ordinance-1908-393
  7. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1925, no. 175. Passed Apr. 20, 1925; approved Apr. 22, 1925. Ordinance Book 36, p. 299. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 27, 1925, p. 15 (Newspapers.com 88691643), and Apr. 28, [p. 21] (Newspapers.com 88691689). [view source]ordinance-1925-175