Pittsburgh Streets

Semple Street

Neighborhood: Central Oakland

Named for Samuel Semple, an early Pittsburgh tavern owner.[1, 2]


[1]DeLaney, James K. “Spectres of past haunt Pittsburgh’s corner signposts: Street names ‘pennants of tribute.’” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 30, 1967, Daily Magazine, [p. 1]. Newspapers.com 88235360.

[2]Regan, Bob. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, p. 73. ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5.