Hays Street

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Hays Street
Neighborhood East Liberty
Origin of name Alexander Hays

Hays Street is named for Alexander Hays (1819–1864), colonel of the 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry in the American Civil War. He was a veteran of the Mexican–American War, after which he went to California and then returned to Pittsburgh. He laid out and named some of the streets in the North Side, including Monterey Street and Fremont Street (today Brighton Place). He was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.[1] See also Black Street and Rippey Street.


  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war