Cleveland Avenue

From Pittsburgh Streets
Cleveland Avenue
Neighborhood Summer Hill
Origin of name Grover Cleveland

Cleveland Avenue appears in the 1906 Hopkins atlas; it was laid out as part of the Rodenbaugh plan of lots. Other streets in the plan are or were named Taylor Avenue (today Adna Street), Monroe Avenue (today Montville Street), Van Buren Avenue (today Van Buren Street), and Harrison Avenue (today Highridge Street).[1] These streets were all named for United States presidents; in particular, Cleveland Avenue was named for Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885–1889 and 1893–1897).

Bob Regan includes "Cleveland" in a list of streets named for cities,[2] but it is clear from the original plan that the street is named for the president.


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the Northern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, plate 34. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1906. [view source]hopkins-1906
  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