Woodville Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Woodruff Street, which was formerly part of Woodville Avenue.
Woodville Avenue
Neighborhood West End

The 1872 Hopkins atlas shows that the name "Woodville" was originally applied to what is today Woodruff Street.[1] The name Woodville Avenue was established by an 1881 Pittsburgh ordinance, with the description, "from Independence street [modern Greentree Road], formerly Virginia avenue."[2] The word "formerly" here is likely an error; it was probably meant to say "from Independence street to Virginia avenue." At that time Woodville Avenue included both modern Woodruff Street and modern Woodville Avenue.[3]

In 1910, over 900 streets were renamed, and Woodville Avenue was split into three pieces: Woodville Avenue itself, from Independence Street to Lupton Street; Woodstock Street, from Woodville Avenue to Lewis Street; and Woodruff Street, from Lewis Street to Virginia Avenue.[4][5] Woodstock Street became part of Woodruff Street in 1929.[6]

References

  1. Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 107. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1872-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1872
  2. "An ordinance establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1881, no. 33. Passed Feb. 28, 1881; approved Mar. 4, 1881. Ordinance Book 5, p. 212. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Select and Common Councils of the City of Pittsburgh, for the year 1880, pp. 213–234, Herald Printing Co., Pittsburgh, 1881 (Internet Archive pghmunicipalrecord1880). [view source]ordinance-1881-33
  3. Atlas of the Cities Pittsburgh and Allegheny, plates 27, 29. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1882. http://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1882-atlas-pittsburgh-allegheny; 1882 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps (https://esriurl.com/pittsburgh). [view source]hopkins-1882
  4. "An ordinance changing the names of certain avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 715. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 342. 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. 312–328, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 19, 1910, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86611990, 86612022), Apr. 20, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612278, 86612297), and Apr. 21, pp. 10–11 (Newspapers.com 86612601, 86612625). [view source]ordinance-1910-715
  5. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. 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. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 (Newspapers.com 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716
  6. "An ordinance changing the name of Woodstock Street, from the westerly line of former Lower St. Clair Township to the northerly terminus of the street as laid out in the 'Village of Shalersville', to Woodruff Street." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1929, no. 62. Passed Feb. 4, 1929; approved Feb. 15, 1929. Ordinance Book 41, p. 51. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1929, appendix, pp. 73–74, Kaufman Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1929). [view source]ordinance-1929-62