Neighborhood: Point Breeze North
McPherson Boulevard was named by real estate magnate G. D. Simen for James Birdseye McPherson (1828–1864), Union general in the American Civil War.[1, 2, 3] Nearby Meade Street and Thomas Boulevard are also named for Union generals.
Carlin, Margaret. “How our streets got their names.” Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh’s Family Magazine, p. 10. Newspapers.com 149098376.
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.
Law, Sarah L. Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2014, p. 42. ISBN 978-1-4671-2233-7.