This street was originally named Morse Street. Morse was the maiden name of Josephine Knox, the wife of William Wilbur Knox and daughter-in-law of the Rev. Jeremiah Knox, for whom Knoxville is named. Bob Regan says that Josephine was related to Samuel Morse, known for the Morse code. However, Regan confuses this street with Morse Way in Hazelwood.
- Atlas of the Cities of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, and the Adjoining Boroughs, p. 45. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. view source] hopkins-1876 ; included in the 1872 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( ). [
- Jean M. Goldstrom, ed. Knoxville Borough; a History: The story of a Pittsburgh community, 3rd ed., p. 15. Whortleberry Press, Pittsburgh, 2009. [view source] goldstrom
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 70–72. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan