Wagner Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Wagner Street
Neighborhoods Carrick, Mount Oliver, St. Clair
Origin of name Richard Wagner
Walter Avenue (until 1923)

This street appears as Walter Avenue in the 1886 Hopkins atlas,[1] the name by which it is still known in Mount Oliver Borough. It was renamed Wagner Street in 1923.[2]

Bob Regan includes "Wagner" in a list of streets named for noted historical people.[3]:63 According to the index, this list item refers to Wagner Street and Richard Wagner (1813–1883), German composer.[3]:199

See also


  1. Atlas of the Vicinity of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, plate 20. 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
  2. "An ordinance changing the names of various streets, avenues, lanes, roads, alleys and ways in the Sixteenth Ward (formerly St. Clair Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1923, no. 447. Passed Nov. 26, 1923; approved Nov. 30, 1923. Ordinance Book 35, p. 13. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1923, appendix, pp. 330–333, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1923). [view source]ordinance-1923-447
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan