From Pittsburgh Streets
See also Berry Street, part of which was originally named Garfield Avenue.
|Origin of name||James A. Garfield|
|Coffee Street (until 1883)|
This street was originally named Coffee Street. It was renamed Garfield Avenue by an Allegheny city ordinance in 1883. The name honors President James A. Garfield (1831–1881), who had been assassinated two years before.
- R. E. McGowin. Map of the Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny and of the Boroughs of South-Pittsburgh, Birmingham, East-Birmingham, Lawrenceville, Duquesne & Manchester etc. Schuchman & Haunlein, Pittsburgh, 1852. view source] mcgowin-1852 . [
- Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. view source] hopkins-1872 ; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- "An ordinance changing the name of Coffee street to Garfield avenue." Allegheny city ordinance, 1883, no. 42. Passed Oct. 16, 1883; approved Oct. 22, 1883. Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, Oct. 23, 1883, p. 3 (Newspapers.com 85615120), and Oct. 24, p. 3 (Newspapers.com 85615141). [view source] ordinance-1883-42
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 63. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan