|Origin of name||Probably Athens, Greece|
Athens Street appears in the 1904 Hopkins atlas. Today it is hardly a street at all—it is only the very northernmost tip of the street called Elm Street in Wilkinsburg, though there is a street sign for "Athens St" at the Pittsburgh city limits.
Bob Regan includes "Athens" in a list of streets named for cities, but he gives no further details. The implied eponym is probably the capital of Greece (as opposed to, say, the city in Georgia or the one in Ohio).
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plate 20. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904. view source] hopkins-1904-vol-2 ; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 65. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan