Borough of Downingtown, PA
Chester County
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§ A292-1 List of ordained streets and alleys.

The following streets and alleys, or portions thereof, are officially ordained as public streets and alleys in the Borough of Downingtown:
Street/Alley
Description
Date
Ordained
Ordinance
Number
Acorn Lane
From Chestnut Street east a distance of 915 feet to Whiteland Avenue; right-of-way; 20 feet: originally ordained "Woodbine Alley"
2-15-1889
9-10-1990
Name changed to Acorn Lane
10-5-1953
Ash Alley
From Pennsylvania Avenue south a distance of 386 feet to Highland Avenue; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Aston Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north a distance of 934.5 feet to William Street; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
12-5-1927
From Pennsylvania Avenue north a distance of 599.7 feet to Mary Street; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway 33 feet
3-7-1949
Ax Alley
From Manor Avenue west a distance of 536.2 feet, then north a distance of 327.6 feet to Pennsylvania Avenue; right-of-way: 20 feet
12-7-1931
Beech Street
From Lancaster Avenue south to Jefferson Avenue
9-7-1968
Black Hawk Circle
Private road
Boot Road
From Brandywine Avenue east to east Borough line (designated L.R. 15097)
6-20-1859
Bradford Avenue
From railroad depot south to Borough line
6-20-1859
Improvements
6-4-1968
7-11-1990
90-12
Brandywine Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue south to old Borough line
6-20-1859
From old Borough line south a distance of 497.5 feet to Boot Road
5-7-1923
Improvements
10-2-1883
5-13-1892
6-5-1950
Brown Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue south to Sycamore Alley; originally ordained as "2nd Street"
3-3-1873
Name changed to Brown Avenue
1-31-1955
Buchanan Alley
From James Alley west to dead end; right-of-way: 20 feet
3-3-1873
Carpenter Alley
From Downing Avenue west to North Alley; right-of-way; 20 feet
9-7-1868
From Downing Avenue east a distance of 318.8 feet to Manor Avenue; right-of-way; 20 feet
9-7-1925
Center Square
Intersection of Lancaster Avenue, Brandywine Avenue and Wallace Avenue
6-20-1859
Chester Alley
From Brandywine Avenue west a distance of 210 feet then south a distance of 455 feet, then east a distance of 212 feet back to Brandywine Avenue; right-of-way: 20 feet
6-23-1900
Chesterfield Drive
From North Lake Drive east and south a distance of 2,028.48 feet to Sunset Drive; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 28 feet
9-12-1966
639
Chestnut Street
From Lancaster Avenue south to old Borough line
3-3-1873
From old Borough line south a distance of 705 feet to Boot Road (annexed from East Caln Township 1-9-1961); right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Improvements
6-5-1893
Church Street
From Bradford Avenue west to old Borough line; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 34 feet
3-3-1873
10-6-1890
From old Borough line west, then south to Prospect Avenue; right-of-way: 54 feet/cartway: 34 feet
3-8-1965
601
Church Street, East
From St. Joseph Lane east a distance of 217.5 feet to dead end; right-of-way: 40 feet/cartway: 28 feet
6-18-1904
Coal Alley
From Hunt Avenue west a distance of 1,283 feet to Rock Raymond Road (originally ordained as unnamed alley 3-3-1873); right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Court Drive
From King Street southeast a distance of 210 feet, then south a distance of 265 feet, then west a distance of 310 feet back to King Street
4-12-1954
Cox Alley
From Washington Avenue south, then east to Pennsylvania Railroad property line; right-of-way: 20 feet
3-3-1873
From Green Street east to Chestnut Street
1-23-1900
David Circle
From Farmhouse Road north a distance of 226.14 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-8-1976
76-14
Devon Circle
From Farmhouse Road north a distance of 293 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-8-1976
76-14
Donofrio Drive
From Prospect Avenue north, then curving in a northeasterly direction approximately 900 feet to a point parallel with the eastern boundary lines of Tax Parcel Nos. 11-56-12 and 11-56-13; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
11-13-1991
91-22
Downing Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north to Manor Avenue
9-7-1868
Relocated to intersect with Viaduct Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet
4-8-1889
Duff Alley
From Viaduct Avenue south a distance of 206 feet, then west a distance of 400 feet to St. Joseph Lane; right-of-way: 20 feet
1-7-1901
Dustin Drive
From Pennsylvania Avenue a distance of 25,706 feet to the place of beginning
4-3-1996
96-2
Edgerton Alley
From Moore Alley east a distance of 355 feet to Reed Street; right-of-way: 17.3 feet
5-7-1923
Farmhouse Road
From North Lake Drive east and south a distance of 1,358 feet to Uwchlan Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-8-1976
76-14
Forrest Avenue
From Pennsylvania Avenue south a distance of 486 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 43 feet/cartway: 30 feet
8-9-1954
Gabel Avenue
From Pennsylvania Avenue south to Lancaster Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-12-1966
639
Garfield Avenue
From Chestnut Street east a distance of 766 feet to Whiteland Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
2-15-1889
9-10-1900
Glenside Avenue
From Bradford Avenue a distance of 582 feet in a southwesterly direction to Borough line; originally ordained as unnamed street 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Grant Avenue
From Chestnut Street east a distance of 924 feet to Whiteland Avenue
2-15-1889
From Whiteland Avenue east to cul-de-sac
1-12-1977
77-2
Green Street
From Lancaster Avenue south to Jackson Avenue
3-3-1873
From Lancaster Avenue north a distance of 894 feet to Pennsylvania Avenue (accepted from PennDOT by resolution 2-12-1985); right-of-way: 60 feet/cartway: 48 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Harvey Circle
From Highland Avenue south a distance of 230 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-12-1966
639
Highland Avenue
From Stuart Avenue west a distance of 2,431 feet to Rock Raymond Road (originally ordained as "Western Avenue" 11-3-1984); right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
From Rock Raymond Road west to Gabel Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-12-1966
639
Highland Avenue, West
From Forrest Avenue west to Lloyd Avenue; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
8-9-1954
Highland Circle
From Highland Avenue south 230 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-12-1966
639
Hunt Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north a distance of 976 feet to William Street; ordained as unnamed street 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
From William Street north a distance of 324 feet to Mary Street; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
2-7-1949
Jackson Avenue
From Green Street east to Chestnut Avenue
3-3-1873
Jacqueline Drive
From Prospect Avenue south to cul-de-sac
7-11-1990
90-11
James Alley
From Prospect Avenue north to Viaduct Avenue
3-3-1873
Jefferson Avenue
From Green Street east to Whiteland Avenue
3-3-1873
Jefferson Avenue (Little)
From Brandywine Avenue east to Pennsylvania Railroad property line
3-3-1873
Johnson Alley
From James Alley west to old Borough line
3-3-1873
Karen Drive
From Mark Lane north to cul-de-sac
7-8-1981
81-4
Kennedy Drive
From Chestnut Street west to cul-de-sac
4-3-1996
96-3
Kent Circle
From Farmhouse Road north 208 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-8-1976
76-14
King Street
From Pennsylvania Avenue south 810 feet to Lancaster Avenue
4-12-1954
Lake Drive
From Pennsylvania Avenue north, then east, then southwest a distance of 900 feet back to Lake Drive; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 26 feet
4-21-1956
463
Lake Drive, North
From Sunset Drive north 1,058 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 28 feet
9-12-1966
639
Lancaster Avenue
From east Borough line to west Borough line (formerly called Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike)
6-20-1859
Improvements
7-3-1981
6-16-1903
6-3-1918
10-20-1920
5-7-1921
1-31-1934
6-3-1946
Laurel Road
Ordained as "Bradford Avenue"
6-20-1859
Lime Alley
From Whelen Avenue west 1,193 feet to Aston Avenue; ordained as unnamed alley 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Lincoln Avenue
From Green Street east a distance of 981 feet to Chestnut Street; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
From Whiteland Avenue east to old Borough line; right-of-way: 50 feet
10-2-1893
From old Borough line east 1,066 feet to Woodbine Road; annexed from East Caln Township 1-9-1961; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Little Lane
From Sunset Drive south to Lake Drive
1-11-1965
65-2
Lloyd Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north 1,463 feet to north Borough line; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
5-11-1959
513
Logan Avenue
From Brandywine Avenue east 552 feet to Reed Street; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
5-7-1923
Manor Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue west to Borough line
6-20-1859
Improvements
8-7-1933
3-5-1934
3-7-1937
10-14-1957
Mark Lane
From Whiteland Avenue east to dead end
7-8-1981
81-4
Mary Street
From Stuart Avenue west to Hunt Avenue
7-6-1896
From Whelen Avenue west 813 feet to Hunt Avenue; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
8-10-1959
514
From Hunt Avenue west 1,029.7 feet to Rock Raymond Road; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
3-7-1949
Middle Alley
From Whelen Avenue east to Oak Alley; right-of-way: 20 feet
7-6-1896
Mill Road
From Wallace Avenue east 773 feet to Green Street; ordained as "Mill Alley" 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 34 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Moore Alley
From Logan Avenue south 287.3 feet to Boot Road; right-of-way: 20 feet
5-7-1923
North Alley
From Pennsylvania Avenue north to Manor Avenue
9-7-1868
Norwood House Road
From east Borough line west to Norwood Road
1-12-1977
77-2
Norwood Road
From north Borough line, then south 1,163 feet under Route No. 30 bypass to Borough line north of 4th Lake (annexed from East Caln Township 8-8-1955); right-of-way: 60 feet/cartway: 25 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Oak Alley
From Pine Alley north to Mary Street; right-of-way: 20 feet
7-6-1896
Old Lionville Road
From Farmhouse Road north to dead end; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-8-1976
76-14
Parke Alley
From Lancaster Avenue south to Washington Avenue
9-7-1868
Park Lane
From Lancaster Avenue north and east 1,234 feet to Pennsylvania Avenue; originally ordained as "Brandywine Avenue Extension"
8-15-1921
Name changed to Park Lane
6-3-1935
Paul Circle
From Farmhouse Road north 170 feet to cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
9-8-1976
76-14
Penn Street
From Bradford Avenue west a distance of 1,480 feet; right-of-way: 20 feet
3-3-1873
10-6-1890
Pennsylvania Avenue
From Manor Avenue west to Aston Avenue (old Borough line)
6-20-1859
From Aston Avenue west to Lloyd Avenue
11-10-1958
504
From Lloyd Avenue west 400 feet to King Street
4-12-1954
From Manor Avenue east 1,675.3 feet to Wallace Avenue; right-of-way: 60 feet/cartway: 40 feet
8-15-1921
From east bank of Brandywine Creek east to Uwchlan Avenue
4-8-1957
479
Improvements
5-29-1882
8-7-1876
Pine Alley
From Whelen Avenue east to Oak Alley; right-of-way: 20 feet
7-6-1896
Prospect Avenue
From Bradford Avenue west to old Borough line; right-of-way: 32 feet/cartway: 20 feet
3-3-1873
10-6-1890
From old Borough line west 615 feet to intersection with Church Street; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 34 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
From intersection with Church Street west to Lloyd Avenue
5-8-1972
745
Race Street
From Manor Avenue east to dead end
6-20-1859
Railroad Alley
From Viaduct Avenue east 288 feet to west property line of Tax Parcel No. 11-7-495; thence, from east property line of Messiah Lutheran Church in an easterly direction 177.25 feet to Borough lands; ordained as unnamed alley 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Reed Street
From Logan Avenue south 287.3 feet to Boot Road; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
5-7-1923
Rock Raymond Road
From Lancaster Avenue north 358.3 feet to Highland Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
From William Street north 310.4 feet to Mary Street; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
3-7-1949
St. Joseph Lane
From Viaduct Avenue south to dead end and west to Bradford Avenue
8-9-1954
Stone Alley
From Whelen Avenue west 1,270.5 feet to Aston Avenue; ordained as unnamed alley 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Strawberry Alley
From Whelen Avenue east 339 feet to Ash Alley; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
Stuart Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north to Manor Avenue
6-20-1859
Sunset Drive
From Uwchlan Avenue west and northwest a distance of 1,598 feet to dead end; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 34 feet
9-12-1966
639
From Uwchlan Avenue east a distance of 1,024.4 feet to dead end; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 34 feet
9-12-1966
639
Sycamore Alley
From Green Street east 974 feet to Chestnut Street; ordained as unnamed alley 3-3-1873; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-19
From Whiteland Avenue east 1,592 feet to dead end; right-of-way: 20 feet
6-6-1921
Thomas Road
From Whiteland Avenue east to Karen Drive
7-8-1981
81-4
Tutton Alley
From Green Street east 943 feet to Chestnut Street; right-of-way: 20 feet
9-1-1902
Uwchlan Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north to north Borough line
6-20-1859
5-6-1929
Valley View Lane
From Donofrio Drive south approximately 280 feet to the cul-de-sac; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
11-13-1991
91-22
Viaduct Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue south under the railroad, then west along said railroad to Bradford Avenue; right-of-way, 50 feet
12-2-1872
Wagner Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue south 392.3 feet to Washington Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet; originally ordained as "3rd Street"
3-3-1873
6-6-1921
Name changed to Wagner Avenue
1-31-1955
Wallace Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue north to north Borough line; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 30 feet
6-20-1859
2-4-1924
Washington Avenue
From Brandywine Avenue east to Whiteland Avenue
3-3-1873
From Whiteland Avenue east 503 feet to Wagner Avenue; right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
6-6-1921
Webster Avenue
From Stuart Avenue east to Downing Avenue
9-7-1868
Western Alley
From Stuart Avenue east to dead end; right-of-way: 20 feet
10-10-1990
90-18
Whelen Avenue
From Highland Avenue north 834 feet to Mary Street; right-of-way; 40 feet/cartway; 30 feet
8-1-1921
From old Mary Street 111 feet north to new Mary Street; right-of-way: 40 feet/cartway: 30 feet
1-11-1960
516
Whiteland Avenue
From Lancaster Avenue south to Lincoln Avenue
6-20-1859
William Street
From Stuart Avenue west to Hunt Avenue; right-of-way: 40 feet/cartway: 30 feet
6-9-1881
7-6-1896
12-5-1927
From Hunt Avenue west 1,108 feet to Rock Raymond Road; right-of-way: 42 feet/cartway: 32 feet
3-7-1949
Willow Street
From Church Street south to Prospect Avenue
1-10-1966
625
Wood Alley
From Beech Street east to Parke Alley; right-of-way: 20 feet
9-7-1868
Woodbine Road
From Lancaster Avenue south 3,391 feet to Lincoln Avenue (annexed from East Caln Township 1-9-1961); right-of-way: 50 feet/cartway: 30 feet
10-10-1990
90-19