Corona Street

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Corona Street
Neighborhood Brighton Heights
Origin of name Corona shoe

Corona Street is part of a small subdivision developed by Gottfried Daniel Simen, an Allegheny City shoe salesman (and eponym of Simen Avenue). It was named after his best-selling shoe, the Corona, which could be bought for $3.50 in 1900 at his store at the corner of East Ohio Street and Sandusky Street.[1][2][3][4]


  1. "Opening sale of the Corona." Pittsburgh Daily Post, Apr. 5, 1900, pp. 2, 5, 7. 86435468, 86435546, 86435591. [view source]corona-opening
  2. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Allegheny, vol. 1. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-allegheny-vol-1
  3. Atlas of Greater Pittsburgh. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1910.; 1910 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1910
  4. Marylynne Pitz. "A wealthy shoe salesman's house takes a turn on the Brighton Heights house tour." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 20, 2019. [view source]pitz