Monongahela Street

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Monongahela Street
Neighborhood Hazelwood
Origin of name Monongahela River

Monongahela Street is named for the Monongahela River. The name Monongahela comes from the Unami language, one of the native Lenape (Delaware) languages.[1][2] Translations include "the one that flows with banks that continually cave off,"[1] "high banks or bluffs, falling in at many places,"[3] "high banks breaking off in some places and tumbling down,"[4] and "high banks breaking off and falling down in places."[2]

See also the Boulevard of the Allies, which was originally to be named Monongahela Boulevard.


  1. 1.0 1.1 William Bright. Native American Placenames of the United States, p. 296. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4. [view source]bright
  2. 2.0 2.1 Squirrel Hill Historical Society. Helen Wilson, ed. Squirrel Hill: A neighborhood history, p. 30. History Press, Charleston, S. C., 2017, ISBN 978-1-4671-3625-9. LCCN 2016961484. [view source]wilson-helen
  3. Annie Clark Miller. Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh: An address delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, Nov. 30, 1923, p. 6. Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924. Historic Pittsburgh 00awn8211m; Internet Archive earlylandmarksna00mill. [view source]miller
  4. "Street names sketch history of city: Tribute to many pioneers dimmed by time." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 26, 1936, anniversary section IV, p. 16. 88921069. [view source]street-names