Kipling Road

From Pittsburgh Streets
Kipling Road
Neighborhood Squirrel Hill North
Origin of name Rudyard Kipling
Kennedy Road (until 1922)
Origin of name John M. Kennedy

This road was originally named Kennedy Road, for John M. Kennedy, who formerly owned the land through which the road passes.[1] Its name was changed to Kipling Road in 1922,[2] likely to avoid confusion with Kennedy Avenue.

Bob Regan includes "Kipling" in a list of streets named for noted historical people;[3] the implied eponym seems to be Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), British author, probably most famous for The Jungle Book (1894).


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 1, plate 31. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1904.; included in the 1903–1906 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1904-vol-1
  2. "An ordinance changing the name of Kennedy Road between Dunmoyle street and Fair Oaks street, in the Fourteenth Ward to 'Kipling Road.'" Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1922, no. 419. Passed Nov. 20, 1922; approved Nov. 23, 1922. Ordinance Book 34, p. 54. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1922, appendix, p. 310, Kaufman Printing Company, Pittsburgh (Google Books -UEtAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223972; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1922). [view source]ordinance-1922-419
  3. 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