Warriors Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Warriors Road
Neighborhood Westwood
Pennsylvania Avenue (until 1927)
Origin of name University of Pennsylvania
Altaview Street (1927–1933)

This street appears as Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1905 Hopkins atlas as part of the Westwood Plan,[1] laid out by Clifford B. Harmon.[2][3] It was named for the University of Pennsylvania. Nearly all of the avenues in this plan were originally named for colleges and universities;[4] in addition to Pennsylvania Avenue, the plan included the following:[1]

In 1927, after the annexation of Westwood into the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Avenue was renamed Altaview Street to fix the duplication with Pennsylvania Avenue on the North Side.[5][6] It was renamed again to Warriors Road in 1933.[7]

The southernmost part of Warriors Road within Pittsburgh city limits, from Elmdale Road to Arnold Acres Drive, was originally an unnamed alley; it was made part of Warriors Road in 1938.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 18. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1905. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1905-plat-book-southern-pittsburgh; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1905
  2. Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 7, plate 22. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1917, revised 1928. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1917-volume-7-plat-book-pittsburgh-south-side-southern; included in the 1923 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1917-vol-7
  3. 3.0 3.1 "An ordinance designating names for the various unnamed alleys in the Twenty-eighth ward of the City of Pittsburgh, formerly Westwood Borough." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1938, no. 300. Passed June 20, 1938; approved June 28, 1938. Ordinance Book 49, p. 75. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1938, appendix, p. 174, Riverside Press, Athens, Penna. (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1938). [view source]ordinance-1938-300
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 60. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  5. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes, alleys and ways in the Twenty-eighth Ward (formerly Westwood Borough)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1927, no. 244. Passed Mar. 28, 1927; approved Mar. 31, 1927. Ordinance Book 38, p. 448. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1927, appendix, pp. 211–212, Smith Bros. Co. Inc., Pittsburgh (Google Books cZfgUddPQR0C; HathiTrust uiug.30112109819802; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1927). [view source]ordinance-1927-244
  6. "Street names in Westwood are changed: Thirty-one given new designations to avoid duplication." Pittsburgh Post, Mar. 29, 1927, p. 5. Newspapers.com 88713819. [view source]street-names-in-westwood
  7. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, roads and ways in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1933, no. 121. Passed May 29, 1933; approved May 31, 1933. Ordinance Book 45, p. 241. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: For the year 1933, appendix, p. 72, City Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1933). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 5, 1933, p. 25 (Newspapers.com 89887815), and June 6, p. 23 (Newspapers.com 89888832). [view source]ordinance-1933-121