Black Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Black Street
Neighborhoods East Liberty, Garfield
Origin of name Samuel W. Black

Black Street is named for Samuel W. Black (1816–1862), colonel of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry in the American Civil War. He was a veteran of the Mexican–American War. He was killed in the Battle of Gaines's Mill on June 27, 1862, and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.[1][2] See also Hays Street and Rippey Street.


  1. "Mayor M'Kenna vetoes: Three measures returned without his official approval: The garbage ordinance: Goes down because it does not have some necessary safeguards—the Exchange alley lamp trouble—name of Black street will remain." Pittsburg Press, Oct. 30, 1893, [p. 6]. 141557309. [view source]mckenna-vetoes
  2. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war