Rippey Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
Rippey Street
Neighborhood East Liberty
Origin of name Oliver H. Rippey

Rippey Street is named for Oliver H. Rippey, colonel of the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry in the American Civil War. He was a veteran of the Mexican–American War. He was killed in the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862, and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.[1][2] See also Black Street and Hays Street.


  1. "Mayor M'Kenna vetoes: Three measures returned without his official approval: The garbage ordinance: Goes down because it does not have some necessary safeguards—the Exchange alley lamp trouble—name of Black street will remain." Pittsburg Press, Oct. 30, 1893, [p. 6]. 141557309. [view source]mckenna-vetoes
  2. 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