Meade Street

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Meade Street
Neighborhood Point Breeze North
Origin of name George Meade

Meade Street is named for George Gordon Meade (1815–1872), Union general in the American Civil War.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Nearby Thomas Boulevard and McPherson Boulevard are also named for Union generals.


  1. George T. Fleming. "Names recall Civil War heroes: Soldiers of national and local fame well commemorated in Pittsburgh: Battles also live." Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 30, 1915, sec. 5, p. 2. 85758872. [view source]fleming-civil-war
  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. Torsten Ove. "Site names here are out of sight: From Swamp Poodle Road to Grant Street, locales in the region bear names that are little understood or largely forgotten." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 8, 1998, pp. A-1, A-6. 94754709, 94754864. [view source]ove
  6. 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