Athens Street

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Athens Street
Neighborhood East Hills
Origin of name Probably Athens, Greece

Athens Street appears in the 1904 Hopkins atlas.[1] 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.[2] The implied eponym is probably the capital of Greece (as opposed to, say, the city in Georgia or the one in Ohio).


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plate 20. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1904-vol-2
  2. 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