Westinghouse Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Westinghouse Street
Neighborhood Beechview
Origin of name George Westinghouse
13th Avenue South (ca. 1905)
Origin of name Sequential numbering from west side of West Liberty Plan
Woodside Avenue (until 1909)

This street appears as 13th Avenue South in the 1905 Hopkins atlas.[1] The 1910 Hopkins atlas shows it (together with the northern part of the former 13th Avenue) as Woodside Avenue.[2]

The southern part of Woodside Avenue was renamed Westinghouse Street in 1909[3] in honor of George Westinghouse (1846–1914),[4] Pittsburgh engineer, inventor, and industrialist.


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Southern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 15. 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. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh, plate 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1910-atlas-greater-pittsburgh; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1910
  3. "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth wards of the City of Pittsburgh (formerly known as the Boroughs of West Liberty and Beechview)." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1909, no. 375. Passed Oct. 14, 1909; approved Oct. 20, 1909. Ordinance Book 20, p. 614. 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. 146–150, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Nov. 11, 1909, p. 8 (Newspapers.com 86421216), and Nov. 12, p. 11 (Newspapers.com 86421491). [view source]ordinance-1909-375
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 63, 199. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan