Philander Street

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Philander Street
Neighborhood Swisshelm Park
Origin of name Philander C. Knox

Philander Street is named for Philander C. Knox (1853–1921), United States Senator, Secretary of State, and Attorney General.[1][2]


  1. 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
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 71–72. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan