Cato Street

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Cato Street
Neighborhood South Oakland
Origin of name Young Cato, a character in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Cato Street is named for "Young Cato," i.e., Marcus Porcius Cato, a character in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Other streets in South Oakland named after Shakespearean characters include Hamlet Street, Juliet Street, Ophelia Street, and Romeo Street.[1]


  1. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 60. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan