This image is from an 1886 map. I guess someone along the way decided to name the street after these residents naming the street Pfingsten rather than their name's actual spelling of Pingston. I guess that would have been too silly.
On a less silly note - did you know that Pfingsten translates to Pentecost in German? Maybe the family way way way back chose their last name when German law changed and mandated people have a surname? Let me know your thoughts on this. I'm curious to learn more.
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.