|Neighborhoods||Fineview, Perry South|
|Origin of name||Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette|
|Linden Avenue (until 1896)|
This street was originally named Linden Avenue. It was renamed Lafayette Avenue in 1896. The name honors Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), commonly known simply as Lafayette, a French military officer who commanded American forces in the Revolutionary War and later returned to France and played a key part in the French Revolution.
- Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 92. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1872. view source] hopkins-1872 ; 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- "An ordinance changing and establishing the names of avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the city of Allegheny." Allegheny city ordinance, 1896, no. 166. Passed Mar. 19, 1896; approved Mar. 23, 1896. Reprinted in the Pittsburg Press, Mar. 31, 1896, p. 9 (Newspapers.com 141573537), and Apr. 1, [p. 6] (Newspapers.com 141573556). [view source] ordinance-1896-166
- 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