|Origin of name||Alexander King|
King Avenue is so named because it was built through the property of Alexander King to Baywood, his estate.
Bob Regan includes "King" in his "Streets of Pittsburgh" crossword puzzle, clued as "A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom." Unfortunately this is just a dictionary definition of the word king and gives no information about the origin of the name.
- Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 2, plates 27, 36. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904. view source] hopkins-1904-vol-2 ; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 183–186. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan