|Origin of name||State of Montana|
This street appears as Montana Avenue in the 1876 Hopkins atlas. Allegheny City was annexed into Pittsburgh in 1907, and three years later a Pittsburgh city ordinance, establishing the names of all the streets in the city, listed it as Montana Street. It is named for the state of Montana.
The Brashear Reservoir on Montana Street is the highest point in the city of Pittsburgh—fitting for a street whose name ultimately comes from the Spanish word for "mountain."
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