Bucknell Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Bucknell Street
Neighborhood Point Breeze
Origin of name Probably Bucknell University

Bucknell Street was dedicated, opened, and named in 1920.[1]

Bob Regan includes "Bucknell" in a list of streets with college-related names.[2]


  1. "An ordinance accepting the dedication of certain property, in the Fourteenth ward of the City of Pittsburgh, for public use for highway purposes, opening and naming the same 'Bucknell street' and establishing the grade thereof." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1920, no. 206. Passed May 3, 1920; approved May 8, 1920. Ordinance Book 31, p. 461. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1920, appendix, p. 216, Eureka Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1920). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, May 13, 1920, p. 4 (Newspapers.com 87545241). [view source]ordinance-1920-206
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 66. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan