Neighborhood: South Oakland
Named for James H. Childs, colonel of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry in the American Civil War, killed at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. George H. Covode, eponym of Covode Street, was a later colonel of the same regiment.
Fleming, George T. “Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live.” Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, fifth section, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872.