Morningside
Near the corner of Chislett Street and Wellesley Avenue.
Coordinates: 40°29′02″N 79°55′41″W / 40.484°N 79.928°W / 40.484; -79.928
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny County
CityPittsburgh
Area
 • Total0.362 sq mi (0.94 km2)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total3,346
 • Density9,200/sq mi (3,600/km2)

Morningside is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's East End. It has two zip codes, 15201 and 15206, and has a representation on Pittsburgh City Council by Deb Gross for District 7 (North Central East Neighborhoods).

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Morningside has four land borders with the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Highland Park to the east, East Liberty to the south, and Stanton Heights and Upper Lawrenceville to the west. Across the Allegheny River to the north, Morningside runs adjacent with the borough of Sharpsburg.

History

Before the area that encompasses Morningside was annexed as part of the City of Pittsburgh in 1868, it was part of Collins Township. The area was mainly occupied by vegetable and dairy farms, which were run by about a dozen of settler families that ran the farms. The area remained mainly unchanged since its annexation to Pittsburgh until 1905 or 1906. This was the time when the Chislett Street trolley line was extended from Stanton Avenue into the neighborhood, bringing with it many families traveling from the East End/Highland Park towards Fox Chapel and Etna. The area was primed for development, and in a matter of years, upwards of 500 houses per year were being built as the farms were broken up by developers and sold. The neighborhood was fully filled with houses and some small commercial development by the 1930s.[2]

City Steps

The Morningside neighborhood has 8 distinct flights of city steps - many of which are open and in a safe condition. In Morningside, the Steps of Pittsburgh quickly connect pedestrians to public transportation and provide an easy way to travel through this hilly, populated area.[3]

The Jancey Street city steps in Morningside. Photo by Laura Zurowski.
The Jancey Street city steps in Morningside. Photo by Laura Zurowski.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning [PGHSNAP Utility]. 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ "History of Morningside". Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  3. ^ Regan, Bob (2015). Pittsburgh Steps, The Story of the City's Public Stairways. Globe Pequot. ISBN 978-1-4930-1384-5.