|Neighborhoods||Greenfield, Squirrel Hill South|
|Origin of name||USS Monitor|
Monitor Street is named for the ironclad USS Monitor, which fought the CSS Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads in the American Civil War, the first engagement between ironclad warships. The Virginia was commonly known as the Merrimack, the name of the frigate on whose hull the Virginia was built and the eponym of Merrimac Street.
- 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, fifth section, p. 2. Newspapers.com 85758872. [view source] fleming-civil-war
- Jerry Vondas. "His street knowledge a lifesaver." Pittsburgh Press, Sept. 1, 1984, p. B7. Newspapers.com 146563451. [view source] vondas
- Joe Browne. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 14, 1987, p. 18. Newspapers.com 89742914. [view source] browne