McPherson Boulevard

From Pittsburgh Streets
McPherson Boulevard
Neighborhood Point Breeze North
Origin of name James B. McPherson

McPherson Boulevard was named by real estate developer Gottfried Daniel Simen for James Birdseye McPherson (1828–1864), Union general in the American Civil War.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Nearby Meade Street and Thomas Boulevard are also named for Union generals, and Simonton Street is named for Mr. Simen.


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  2. Gilbert Love. "What's in a name? A lot!: Titles of city streets recall persons famed in U. S. history: From Golden Triangle eastward, thoroughfares list great and near great of colonial and revolutionary days." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 12, 1944, p. 9. 147946752. [view source]love-titles
  3. Margaret Carlin. "How our streets got their names." Pittsburgh Press, Feb. 6, 1966, Pittsburgh's Family Magazine, p. 10. 149098376. [view source]carlin
  4. Joe Browne. "Streets are index of local history." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 28, 1983, p. 37. 89790718. [view source]browne-streets
  5. Sarah L. Law. Pittsburgh's Point Breeze, p. 42. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S. C., 2014, ISBN 978-1-4671-2233-7. LCCN 2014932586. [view source]law
  6. Marylynne Pitz. "A wealthy shoe salesman's house takes a turn on the Brighton Heights house tour." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 20, 2019. [view source]pitz