|Origin of name||Augusta R. Shaler|
Augusta Street is named for Augusta R. Shaler, who once owned the land through which the street runs.
Bob Regan includes "Augusta" in a list of streets named for cities, but he gives no further details. He may have been thinking of the city in Georgia or the one in Maine. But there is no evidence of a connection to either of these cities.
- Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 5, plate 14. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890. view source] hopkins-1890-vol-5 ; included in the 1890 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