McLain Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
McLain Street
Neighborhood Allentown
Origin of name Benjamin McLain

McLain Street is named for Benjamin McLain (1809–1886), who, along with his son-in-law Thomas Maple, laid out the streets of Allentown and Beltzhoover.[1][2][3][4]


  1. "An old citizen gone: Benjamin McLain follows his wife across the dark river." Pittsburgh Daily Post, Feb. 10, 1886, p. 1. 86397978. [view source]mclain-obit
  2. C. A. Weslager. "Reminiscences of Beltzhoover and Allentown: Two old-time Western Pennsylvania boroughs." Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, vol. 49, no. 3, July 1966, pp. 251–262. [view source]weslager
  3. Allentown Civic Association. Robert N. Kress, ed. Allentown: The story of a Pittsburgh neighborhood, pp. 4–7. Allentown Civic Association, Pittsburgh, 1990, ISBN 978-1-105-70647-9. LCCN 2012460322. [view source]allentown
  4. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 59. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan